Teamwork and Organizational Innovation within Digital Economy: A Moderating Role of Organizational Citizenship




creative ability; digital economy; employee motivation; organizational citizenship; organizational innovation; organizational learning; teamwork; digitalization; artificial intelligence.


The main aim of the study is to examine how team working influences organizational innovation within the framework of the digital economy and also to explore the role of organizational citizenship behaviour in moderating the relationship between team working and organizational innovation. The persistence of this research was to study how the moderating variable (Organizational Citizenship) mitigates the relationship between the independent variables (Organizational Learning, Creative Ability, Employee Motivation, Adequate Resource Allocation and, Team Working) and the dependent variable (Organizational Innovation). The primary data was collected by distributing questionnaires online through Google Docs to Turkish academicians working in 45 different Turkish universities. The sample size used for this study was 115 respondents. SPSS software was used to analyse the data for reliability, and correlation analysis. The results were contingent on the usual principles of statistics. Data used for this study is also reliable to see the results. Based on the results the hypotheses for dependent and independent variables were accepted and all of the independent variables (Organizational Learning, Creative Ability, Employee Motivation, Adequate Resource Allocation, and Team Working) have a significant effect on the dependent variable (Organizational Innovation) whereas the hypotheses including moderating variable were rejected as moderating variable (Organizational citizenship) does not moderate the relationship between independent variables and dependent variable. Moreover, the findings suggest that teamwork has a strong relation with organizational innovation whereas organizational citizenship does not moderate the relationship between teamwork and organizational innovation.


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Waqar, A., & Bektas, C. (2023). Teamwork and Organizational Innovation within Digital Economy: A Moderating Role of Organizational Citizenship. Virtual Economics, 6(3), 20–37.