Managerial openness and employee voice: a moderated mediation model

Yishuai Yin, Jinyun Duan*, Tingxi Wang, Xuhui Jiao

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose: Drawing on a costs-benefit analysis perspective, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between managerial openness and employee voice and its boundary conditions. Design/methodology/approach: This study collected three waves of data by surveying 326 pairs of employees and their supervisors. The hypotheses were tested by using Hayes’s (2018) SPSS macro application with a bootstrap approach to obtain confidence intervals. Findings: Managerial openness facilitates employee voice by decreasing perceived voice costs. Felt obligation positively moderates the direct as well as the indirect relationship between perceived voice costs and employee voice. Originality/value: This study uncovers the alternative mechanism underlying the relationship between managerial openness and employee voice as well as the boundary condition of this relationship.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChinese Management Studies
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cost–benefit analysis
  • Employee voice
  • Felt obligation
  • Managerial openness
  • Perceived voice costs
  • Voice behaviour
  • Voice cost

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