International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Linking Psychological Empowerment to Innovation Capability: Investigating the Moderating Effect of Supervisory Trust
Dr. Alper Ertürk

The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of psychological empowerment and trust in supervisor on employees’ innovation capability. Blue collar employees from various manufacturing organizations performing in Turkey are selected as the main target of this study. Data was collected via a structured questionnaire. A total of 518 questionnaires were analyzed. The results indicate that all three of the four dimensions of psychological empowerment, namely meaning, competence and impact, and trust in supervisor are strongly and positively related to innovation capability. Furthermore, analysis has also revealed that trust in supervisor moderates the relationships between two psychological empowerment dimensions, which are meaning and impact, and innovation capability. Some practical implications are also discussed.

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