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The Effect of Railway Corporation Leadership of Middle Manager Employees' on Empowerment and Innovative Behavior
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The Effect of Railway Corporation Leadership of Middle Manager Employees' on Empowerment and Innovative Behavior
Hwang-Bo, Jak;
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 Abstract
This paper empirically analyzed the effect that the leadership of middle managers had on empowerment and innovative behavior, as measured by employees of a domestic railway corporation. The results demonstrate that transactional leadership had a positive effect on both empowerment and innovative behavior. However, transformational leadership did not exhibit immediate effects on innovative behavior. In addition, it was also found that empowerment completely mediated the relationship between transformational leadership and innovative behavior. Therefore, the results of this study imply that the leadership of middle managers in a railway corporation is an important influential factor which causes innovative behavior in employees. Specifically, to induce voluntary innovative behaviors in employees through transformational leadership, utilizing empowerment to instill a right to make decisions through the delegation of the right is a very important factor.
 Keywords
Transactional leadership;Transformational leadership;Empowerment;Innovative behavior;
 Language
Korean
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