Benevolent paternalistic leadership behavior and follower's radical creativity

The mediating role of follower's voice behavior and moderating role of follower's power distance orientation




Benevolent Paternalistic Leadership Behavior, Followers Voice Behavior, Followers Power Distance Orientation, Followers Radical Creativity


The present study investigates the follower's voice behavior (FVB) as a mediator and follower power distance orientation (FPDO) as a moderator in relationship with Benevolent Paternalistic Leadership Behavior (BPLB) and followers' radical creativity (FRC) with an Asian context based on the social exchange and social learning theory. The study is quantitative and deductive, which surveyed 272 manufacturing industry leaders-followers used to collect the data. Findings show that BPLB with higher follower’s voice behavior directly or indirectly enhances the FRC. When the leader-follower collaborative exchange or interactions are high/low, followers' responsibility and accountability are also high/low, which determines follower’s radical creativity. In contrast, the leader-follower relationship is obfuscated and blinded when the leader's subordinates' cooperative voice engagement or involvement is low congruously. Manufacturing industries should engage in leadership training that can promote creativity and innovation. Although considering the limitation and the study provides the theoretical, managerial, and practical implication for the managers, policymakers, governmental authority, and society


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Nabi, N., & Liu, Z. (2021). Benevolent paternalistic leadership behavior and follower’s radical creativity: The mediating role of follower’s voice behavior and moderating role of follower’s power distance orientation. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 10(3), 156–176.



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