Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Personnel Review




School of Business and Law / Centre for People, Place and Planet / Centre for Work + Wellbeing




Edith Cowan University


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Shafaei, A., & Nejati, M. (2023). Green human resource management and employee innovative behaviour: Does inclusive leadership play a role?. Personnel Review, 53(1), 266-287.


Purpose: This study examines the relationship between green human resource management (green HRM) and employee innovative behaviour. It also investigates the mediating role of job satisfaction to explore the mechanism through which green HRM is related to employee innovative behaviour. Additionally, it examines the moderating role of inclusive leadership to determine the boundary condition of the relationship between green HRM and employee innovative behaviour. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a quantitative research approach using survey and collected 508 responses from full-time employees in Australia. Findings: The authors have found support for all the hypothesised relationships in the study. Specifically, green HRM is positively related to employee innovative behaviour. This relationship is mediated by job satisfaction and accentuated by inclusive leadership. Originality/value: Green HRM promotes a green atmosphere in which employees can contribute to a safer and healthier environment. Despite the increasing attention to green HRM in the management literature, little is known about the mechanisms and boundary conditions explaining employees' responses to green HRM.



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