Research on the Moderating Role of Authorized Leadership in the Relationship Between Mental Capital and Innovative Performance of Knowledge-Oriented Employees

Wei Hua-fei, Gu Ji-bao, Zhang Shu-lin


In this paper, through the collection and processing of 206 questionnaires of knowledge-oriented employees and their supervisors to match the effective data, empirical research on the impact of the psychological capital of knowledge-oriented staff on innovative performance through the intermediary mechanism, and the moderating role of authorized leadership in the intermediary mechanism. The results show that the mental capital of knowledge-based staff can influence the intrinsic mechanism of innovation performance through work effort, and authorized leaders can positively adjust the influence of psychological capital on work effort. Meanwhile, authorized leaders can adjust the influence of knowledge workers ' work on their innovation performance. On this basis, this paper proposes that managers can influence the relationship between mental capital of knowledge-based employees and their work and innovation performance through empowering leadership style and give full play to the positive role of knowledge workers in enterprise innovation.

Keywords: Empowering Leadership, Knowledge workers, Innovative behavior, Trust mechanism

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