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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

This research aimed to examine the impact of job empowerment in inducing the perception of innovation among the academic staff as well as the mediating effect of organizational learning readiness role in the relationship between employee empowerment and innovation management practices. The current study explored the impact of employee empowerment and innovation management practices on the management of innovation in the academic staff of educational institutions. The data for the present research was collected using an online questionnaire, and snowball sampling techniques were employed to obtain the responses from the 200 academic staff working at four different universities. The correlation analysis indicated that all the variables were positively and strongly correlated. The results from the regression analysis revealed that only psychological empowerment and structural empowerment were the significant predictors of the perception of innovation among the academic staff. Furthermore, a significant relationship was also found between psychological empowerment, structural empowerment, and organizational readiness. However, the present researchs empirical evidence did not support the mediating role of organizational readiness in influencing the relationship between psychological empowerment, structural empowerment, and perception of innovation. The future work could use the objectives of the present study and conduct interviews with the lecturers to present a piece of literature with more insights and knowledge.

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