This study established the relationship between transformational and transactional leadership styles, an innovative climate, and administrative innovation. where both innovative climate and administrative innovation represent strategic objectives of contemporary institutions, which are required more than ever to enhance and demonstrate their innovativeness in providing services to their broad audience and meeting their expectations. This prompted these institutions to adopt some modern management and leadership methods, especially transformational and transactional leadership styles, and to create and enhance an innovative climate within them. The findings reveal the importance and role of transformational leadership practices as a major reason to create an innovative climate in addition to achieving administrative innovation within governmental institutions. Furthermore, results confirm that there is no significant effect of transactional leadership style in achieving administrative innovation, despite its importance in creating an innovative climate, which requires deepening research to discover the reasons behind this matter and even research into the possibility of modifying those (transactional) practices.
Ihab Sameer Qubbaj, Aysha Yusof Shalabi
"The Mediating Role of Innovative Climate in the Relationship Between the Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles and Administrative Innovation"
AAU Journal of Business and Law مجلة جامعة العين للأعمال والقانون: Volume 7
Available at: http://journal.aau.ac.ae/journal-of-business-and-law/volume-7/issue-2/129