The Effect of Employees’ Voice Behavior on Innovative Behavior: The Moderating Effect of Affect-Based Trust and Cognition-Based Trust

    Jiaxing Du ,Chunhua Jin
    Keywords: Cognition-based trust, Affect-based trust, Voice behavior, Innovative behavior. ,

    Abstract

    Abstract
    Organizational members’ innovative behavior is emphasized in most enterprises, as it can lead to
    individual and organizational performance. In this regard, this study focused on how to improve the
    organizational members’ innovative behavior. According to various previous studies, the employees’
    voice can be seen as a variable that leads to innovative behavior. In other words, it can play a positive
    role in that organizational members are providing innovative ideas. Therefore, leaders should allow their
    subordinates to freely provide their ideas, as it would improve their innovative behavior. The main
    purposes of this paper are summarized as follows. First, we explain the roles of voice behavior and clearly
    identify the concept. Second, we explain the moderating roles of trust by the supervisor. This kind of trust
    is divided into two aspects, which are cognitive-based trust and affect-based trust. Third, we also verify
    the moderating effect of trust in supervisors. Finally, this research focused on employees in Chinese SMEs
    and determined ways to improve their innovative behavior. The study also emphasizes the importance of
    trust from the supervisor, including affect-based trust and cognition-based trust.

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