This study examines the relationship between ethical leadership and employee creativity with mediating role of trust in leader and moderating role of openness to experience. Data were collected from 205 supervisor–subordinate dyads in cellular mobile operator companies across Pakistan. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the distinctiveness of variables used in our study. The results also confirmed that ethical leadership promotes creativity at workplace, while trust in leader mediates the effect of ethical leadership on creativity. Furthermore, the results also confirmed the moderation of openness to experience on the relationship between trust in leader and employee creativity. As expected, the relationship was stronger with high openness to experience than when it was lower.
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Rawwas, Mohammed Y.A., "The Use of Epistemology, Transactional Cost Analysis and Herding Behavior Theories to Explain Ethical Leadership" (2018). Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Proceedings 2018. 32.