Leadership, Innovation and Work Values Ethic in Asia: A Conceptual Relationship

  • Nuttawuth MuenjohnEmail author
  • Adela McMurray


Due to differences in cultures and values, it is widely suggested that management practices need to be adjusted to suit the environmental context. Few studies, however, have explored the relationships between work values at the individual level and both leadership behavior and workplace innovation. This chapter presents a conceptual framework that represents the relationship between work values ethic (WVE) and workplace innovation by introducing leadership as a moderating factor. Both the direct and mediating relationships are examined in order to develop a series of propositions. It is expected that the conceptual relationships and propositions will be tested at a later stage of the study. The testing of the direct and mediating relationships will contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of leadership, innovation and WVE. It will also assist researchers to gain a better understanding of the relationships among these key organizational variables.


Leadership Workplace innovation Work values ethic Asia Culture 


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  1. 1.School of ManagementRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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