DOES THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF INTRINSIC MOTIVATION IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL ENVIRONMENT MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE IN ITS INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE?
Despite the huge body of research focused on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the effects of these motivators on innovative performance, their mediating effect have been scarcely investigated. Mediating effects of intrinsic motivation factors, along with employee knowledge can be seen as synergistic motivators when they have a positive effect on achieving a competitive edge. The study used probability sampling technique comprising mostly of southern Punjab higher education institutes for a sample of 169 responses. While the estimation process, this research adopted the mediation analysis approach developed by Baron and Kenny (1986) and found that there is a significant relationship between organizational climate for innovation and organizational performance. Results confirmed that the effect of the organizational environment for innovation is positively significant to intrinsic motivation.