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Nexus of Transformational Leadership, Employee Adaptiveness, Knowledge Sharing, and Employee Creativity


  • Justyna Żywiołek

    (Faculty of Management, Justyna Żywiołek Czestochowa University of Technology, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland)

  • Elena Roxana Tucmeanu

    (Department of Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ovidius University of Constanta, 900527 Constanta, Romania)

  • Alin Iulian Tucmeanu

    (Department of Management, Athenaeum University of Bucharest, 020223 Bucharest, Romania)

  • Nicoleta Isac

    (Department of Business Administration, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul 34303, Turkey)

  • Zahid Yousaf

    (Higher Education Department, Government College of Management Sciences, Mansehra 23100, Pakistan)


The survival of an organization in the contemporary competitive and dynamic global business environment is associated with its creative workforce. This study explores the impact of transformational leadership (TL) and employee adaptiveness on workforce creativity. The mediating role of employee adaptiveness and the moderating role of knowledge sharing has also been tested. A simple random sampling technique was used to collect data from the 561 employees working in three star and five star hotels. Statistical techniques such as correlation and hierarchical regressions were used for testing hypotheses. To test the mediation effect, we used the statistical procedure suggested by Preacher and Hayes. The results revealed that employee creativity is initiated through TL in hotels and TL positively affects employee adaptiveness. The results of the mediating analysis confirmed the mediating role of employee adaptiveness between TL and creativity link in the context of hotel industry operating in developing nations. Moreover, the findings also revealed that knowledge sharing plays key role for TL and employee adaptiveness links. In this study, quantitative research design was utilized, and the cross-sectional method was used for data collection. Future research designs can be based on both quantitative and current qualitative analyses. The current model can be enriched using factors such as knowledge management systems, organizational structures, and digital platforms in the future.

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  • Justyna Żywiołek & Elena Roxana Tucmeanu & Alin Iulian Tucmeanu & Nicoleta Isac & Zahid Yousaf, 2022. "Nexus of Transformational Leadership, Employee Adaptiveness, Knowledge Sharing, and Employee Creativity," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 14(18), pages 1-16, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:14:y:2022:i:18:p:11607-:d:916092

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