Document Type : Original Research Manuscripts


1 MSc in Strategic Business Management, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Management Department, Attar Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran

3 Msc student of strategic Business Management, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran


The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of inclusive leadership on team voice and innovation. Thus the role of performance pressure in project teams in Iraq refineries has been analyzed. The present study is applied research in terms of purpose and a descriptive-correlation study in terms of nature and method. The statistical population is the staff of project teams in Iraq refineries with 250 people. The statistical sample size is 148 people that were chosen based on Morgan's table and the questionnaires were distributed among them non-randomly based on their availability. The research instruments were standard questionnaires. To test the validity and the reliability of the questionnaire we used to face, divergent and convergent validity, and Cronbach’s alpha and combined reliability. Data analysis was done by structural equation modeling using SPSS and PLS3 software. Results of the study showed that team innovation is influenced by team voice, performance pressure, and inclusive leadership The framework of the present study is a guide for senior management of the petrochemical industry in Iraq to design strategic plans that can expand innovation and coordination in companies. A direct relationship between inclusive leadership and team voice was found. Also, the indirect effect of team voice on team innovation as well as its correlation with performance pressure indicate the importance of inclusive leadership in creating innovation and collaboration in organizations.