Organizational pride as an antecedent of employee creativity in the petrochemical industry

Omar Durrah, Kamaal Allil, Moaz Gharib, Souzan Hannawi

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Purpose: This empirical study aims to explore the impact of two facets of organizational pride (namely, emotional and attitudinal) on employee creativity in petrochemical companies in the Sultanate of Oman. Design/methodology/approach: Using a simple random sample technique, data were collected using a questionnaire from 278 respondents working in five major petrochemical organizations operating in Oman. Data were examined using structural equation modeling. Findings: The findings revealed that attitudinal organizational pride is the only dimension of organizational pride that has a direct significant positive effect on creativity, while emotional pride does not affect creativity. Research limitations/implications: The current study is considered among the pioneering studies in its contextual field. However, despite its importance, it has several limitations. First, this study is limited to the petrochemical sector. Second, the study is limited to two variables: organizational pride and creativity. Last, this study examined creativity as one variable. Practical implications: Attitudinal organizational pride directly affects employee creativity. Petrochemical managers should consider and enhance attitudinal organizational pride. Originality/value: This study contributes to the literature investigating the attitudinal and emotional aspects as facets of organizational pride in relation to employee creativity, and it is the first to do so in the context of the Sultanate of Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-588
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Innovation Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Attitudinal pride
  • Creativity
  • Emotional pride
  • Petrochemical companies
  • Sultanate of Oman


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