The Primacy of Self-Efficacy over Individual and Organizational factors in Predicting Innovative Work Behavior: An Empirical Scrutiny
Innovative behavior in organizations is influenced by both individual factors and contextual factors. Innovation in
general and Innovative Work Behavior (IWB) in particular have been identified as important for sustained competitive
advantage and a significant theme of Organizational Studies in suggesting recommendations for practical interventions in
Human Resource Management. This paper considers career anchors as individual factors and organizational culture as context
in addition to self-efficacy and suggests the configuration of individual and contextual factors that lead to self-efficacy and
innovative Work Behavior. It also proposes that self-efficacy by itself may be a more important variable, the management of
which is likely to elicit Innovative Work Behavior.
Keywords - Innovative Work Behavior, Career Anchors, Organizational Culture, Context, Self-Efficacy.