• ISSN: 2301-3567 (Print), 2972-3981 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Econ. Bus. Manag.
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JOEBM 2016 Vol.4(10): 594-598 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2016.4.10.458

Effect of Humor on Employee Creativity with Moderating Role of Transformational Leadership Behavior

A. Amjed and S. H. S. Tirmzi

Abstract— This study examines the relationship of use of humor and employee creativity with moderating role of transformational leadership style among employees of software development houses of Pakistan. The results of this study indicate a positive relationship of Affiliative and Self-enhancing humor with employee creativity whereas, there is mixed effect of negative humor on employee creativity. It reveals that transformational leader can enhance positive effect of humor and creativity. It suggests that transformational leader should remain conscious while maintaining the level of humor at the workplace to ensure creative behavior.

Index Terms— Affiliative humor, aggressive humor, employee creativity, self-defeating humor, self-enhancing humor, transformational leader.

Ayesha Amjed is with Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan (e-mail: ayesha_amjed@yahoo.com).
Syed Hassan Shah Tirmzi is with Department of Management Sciences, Capital University of Science and Technology, Zone V, Islamabad, Pakistan (e-mail: hassanshahtirmzi@gmail.com).


Cite: A. Amjed and S. H. S. Tirmzi, " Effect of Humor on Employee Creativity with Moderating Role of Transformational Leadership Behavior," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 594-598, 2016.

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