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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the mediating role of LMX in the relationship between knowledge sharing and employee creativity and the extent to which this mediating role is moderated by transactional psychological contract. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 286 employees working at the theme park in Taiwan and then analyzed using a structuring equation model with SPSS 12.0, LISREL 8.8 and SPSS PROCESS. Findings – Results suggested that LMX mediated the relationship between knowledge sharing and employee creativity. Also, results suggested that transactional psychological contract moderated this mediating pathway: low transactional psychological contract increases the mediating role of LMX. Furthermore, the study showed that LMX can buffer the negative effects of transactional psychological contract on employee creative performance. Originality/value – The originality of this study is to explore whether there is a moderated mediation model relationship among research variables and contributed to the LMX literature because there are few studies to discuss how knowledge sharing might stimulate creative outcome through LMX.
Discussion and implications
The present study yielded several crucial findings of the relationships among knowledge sharing, LMX, creativity, and psychological contract in the theme park studied. These findings provide some new insights that can improve theory building about how to processes employees’ works within theme park lead to creativity outcomes. Moreover, the study can provide some practical suggestions to theme park supervisors and subordinates in improving possible creative capacity.
Some theoretical contributions were presented on the followings: first, the study promoted LMX field. Several studies have provided evidence that a high-quality LMX stimulates creativity (e.g. Chughtai, 2014; To et al., 2015). However, it was rare to know that knowledge sharing behavior relates to creative outcome through which LMX. This study’s empirical test results indicated that knowledge sharing is a possible mechanism by which high-quality LMX translates into higher creativity. The results also demonstrated that LMX is crucial for bridging knowledge sharing and EC.