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Psychological ownership, job satisfaction, and middle manager entrepreneurial behavior

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posted on 08.03.2017, 10:38 authored by Michael Mustafa, Lee Martin, Mathew HughesMathew Hughes
Despite the importance of middle managers’ entrepreneurial behavior for corporate entrepreneurship, there is still a lack of knowledge about its determinants. Knowledge of the role of individual psychological states and work attitudes remains particularly thin. Through an empirical investigation into 136 middle managers in a large Singapore telecommunications firm, this study finds that psychological ownership is positively related to entrepreneurial behavior and job satisfaction within these middle managers. The study further finds that job satisfaction is positively related to entrepreneurial behavior and mediates the relationship between psychological ownership and entrepreneurial behavior. This study contributes to the literature by demonstrating the relationship between psychological ownership and pro-organizational behavior, extending psychological ownership research into the field of corporate entrepreneurship via middle managers’ entrepreneurial behavior.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Volume

23

Issue

3

Pages

272 - 287

Citation

MUSTAFA, M., MARTIN, L. and HUGHES, M., 2016. Psychological ownership, job satisfaction, and middle manager entrepreneurial behavior. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 23 (3), pp. 272-287.

Publisher

© The Authors. Published by Sage.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

23/12/2015

Publication date

2016-02-19

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1548051815627360

ISSN

1548-0518

eISSN

1939-7089

Language

en