We aimed to investigate whether supervisor autonomy support influences employees’ radical creativity through their intrinsic work goal orientation and how their willingness to take risks moderates the indirect relationship. We tested our prediction using data from a field study (Study 1: 262 supervisor-subordinate dyads) and two experimental studies (Study 2: 101 Chinese students and Study 3: 157 American working adults). The results of Study 1 showed that supervisor autonomy support was positively related to employees’ intrinsic goals and radical creativity, intrinsic goals played a mediated role. The results of Studies 2 and 3 revealed that supervisor autonomy support had a positive impact on radical creativity via intrinsic goals and employees’ willingness to take risks moderated the indirect relationship. The results of these three studies suggesting that supervisor autonomy support promotes radical creativity through employee intrinsic work goal orientation only when their willingness to take risk is high rather than low."
Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Gu, J., & Tse, H. (2020). Employee radical creativity: the roles of supervisor support and employee intrinsic work goal. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020). Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.15158abstract