Context matters: combined influence of participation and intellectual stimulation on the promotion-focus/employee creativity relationship

Qin Zhou, Giles Hirst, Helen Shipton

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Abstract

In this paper, we examined the interactive effects of two contexts—participation and intellectual stimulation, and promotion focus on creativity. On the basis of a multi-organization sample of 213 employees, we tested and found that although promotion focus was positively related to creativity, the relationship between promotion focus and creativity was most positive when both participation and leader intellectual stimulation were high. We discuss the way contexts in combination influence employee creativity for promotion-oriented individuals, through increasing decision latitude as well as stimulating and promoting creativity. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-909
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume33
Issue number7
Early online date31 Aug 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • regulatory focus
  • participation
  • leadership
  • creativity

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In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 33, No. 7, 10.2011, p. 894-909.

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