Creative sourcing strategies, designed to extract more value from the supply base, have become a competitive, strategic differentiator. To fuel creativity, companies install sourcing teams that can capitalize on the specialized knowledge and expertise of their employees across the company. This article introduces the concept of a team creativity climate (TCC) - team members' shared perceptions of their joint policies, procedures, and practices with respect to developing creative sourcing strategies – as a means to address the unique challenges associated with a collective, cross-functional approach to develop value-enhancing sourcing strategies. Using a systematic scale development process that validates the proposed concept, the authors confirm its ability to predict sourcing team performance, and suggest some research avenues extending from this concept.
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- sourcing teams
- work and climate
- scale development
Kiratli, N., Rozemeijer, F., Hilken, T., de Ruyter, K., & de Jong, A. (2016). Climate setting in sourcing teams: developing a measurement scale for team creativity climate. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pursup.2016.04.006