An empirical study examining “Ambidextrous Leadership and Innovative Workplace Behaviors”
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So far, researchers have attempted to determine the antecedents associated with Innovative Workplace Behaviors (IWBs). Within the organizational context, this kind of behaviors are initiated to a great extent by leaders. The current study investigates whether Ambidextrous Leadership (AL) is a significant leadership style which fosters IWBs of followers. The underlying conditions of particular follower’s personality traits are examined. More specifically, the focus lies on the moderating role of follower’s openness to new experiences and conscientiousness. The findings of this study highlight how specific moderators enable the relationship between AL and IWBs. A sample of 103 Greek and Dutch employees from different organizational contexts provided evidence that not all of the relationships between the aforementioned variables were proved to be significant. Hence, AL as a leadership style does not necessarily lead to IWBs of followers. Accordingly, limitations and suggestions for future research are provided for this purpose.