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Innovative work behaviour (IWB) forms an essential basis for obtaining competitive advantage and long-term success for the hospitality firms. Nonetheless, empirical research on this potential behaviour has received limited attention in hospitality research. Drawing from self-determination theory (SDT), this study tests a conceptual model that examines the mediating role of harmonious passion between cooperative psychological climate and IWB within the hospitality industry. This study also recognises the importance of servicing empowerment as the boundary condition between harmonious passion and IWB. We further developed a moderated mediation model to test the above said relationships. A total of 257 employees who worked in the four- and five-star hotels in Pakistan participated in the study. Partial least structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used to analyse the data. Results reported significant mediating effect of harmonious passion between cooperative psychological climate and IWB. The relationship between harmonious passion and IWB was strengthened to the extent that servicing empowerment in the hotel firms was high. Furthermore, the indirect effect of cooperative psychological climate on IWB (via harmonious passion) was stronger when the servicing empowerment was high. Practitioners looking to enhance harmonious passion and IWB can do so by creating a cooperative climate in their hotel firms. This study carries value as research on harmonious passion in the organisational context is still unexplored and this study extends the scope of cooperative psychological climate research that this factor has the potential to foster employees’ harmonious passion leading them display IWB.