The mediating effect of intrapreneurship in the relationship between transformational leadership and individual performance: employee evidence from the portuguese technology sector
Keywords:Transformational Leadership, Intrapreneurship, Individual Performance, Technology Sector, Structural Equation Modeling
The main purpose of this study is to analyse the mediating effect of intrapreneurship on the relationship between transformational leadership and the individual performance of the employee in Portuguese technology sector firms.A quantitative methodological approach was used with a survey of 148 employees. In the data analysis, the structural equation model was applied using partial least squares.The results show positive relationships between (1) transformational leadership, intrapreneurship and individual performance and (2) intrapreneurship and individual performance, in this specific context. Additionally, (3) the mediating effect of intrapreneurship on the relationship between transformational leadership and individual performance was confirmed.This paper fills a gap in the literature, i.e. while other studies establish direct relationships between transformational leadership, intrapreneurship and individual performance, this study analyses the mediating effect of intrapreneurship on the relationship between transformational leadership and individual performance. We recommend that future studies explore the relevance of digital services for the development of in the relationship between transformational leadership, intrapreneurship and individual performance.
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