Leadership, Innovative Work behavior and Software Development Companies in Romania


  • Ioana Gutu Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Ia?i


leadership; innovation; innovative work behavior


Considered to be a phenomenon whose complexity is growing within the last decade,
organizational innovation has a different specific, according to the analysis level it refers to. This paperwork
will only take into consideration the concept of innovation as a process, and will not focus on the results as a
specific outcome of the innovation process. Leadership is the new driver for innovation; among the many
theories and styles of leadership, the greatest impact on the process of innovation appertains to the
transformational leadership; the new organizational order focuses on the reinventing the business models
and processes, rather than developing new products and processes. The results highlight the effect of
innovation for the business models and market launching, as the transformational leaders become highly
specialized organizational assets. The outcome for the organizational processes that imply both
transformational leadership and the process of innovation can only be seen through the innovative work
behavior of both individuals and team members. This research will focus on quantifying these behaviors
within software development companies in Romania, where the used instrument was Workplace Innovation
Scale (WIS) as introduced by McMurray and Dorai in 2003. Results will show that transformational
leadership practices are common within organizational behaviors, and their influence on innovation and
organizational members creativity is significant for all the four considered scales: organizational innovation,
climate for innovation, individual and team innovation.

Author Biography

Ioana Gutu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Ia?i

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


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