The Effect of Leader-Member Exchange on Innovative Work Behavior in the Saudi Hospitality

  •  Abdulrahman Alsughayir    


This study investigated whether a relationship exists between leader–Member exchange (LMX) and innovative work behavior (IWB) of hotel sector employees in the territory of Riyadh. LMX’s overall effect on innovative employee work behavior can be seen in the values of R2 = 0.655 and adjusted R2 =0.423. Overall, the results explain 65 percent of the variation in innovative employee behavior, which represents a satisfactory and positive result for the study and supported the study’s hypotheses. One aim of the study was to improve our understanding of the effect that LMX has on IWB among the hospitality sector in Riyadh. LMX was found to be an important antecedent of IWB, and a high level of quality of LMX between employees and supervisors will inspire employees to be increasingly innovative while working.

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