Exploitation and Exploration Climates’ Influence on Performance and Creativity: Diminishing Returns as Function of Self-Efficacy

Giles Hirst*, Daan van Knippenberg, Qin Zhou, Cherrie Jiuhua Zhu, Philip Cheng Fei Tsai

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In response to calls for multilevel research examining individual and meso-level processes to understand how exploitation and exploration dynamics play out in teams, we propose that individual in-role performance (cf. exploitation) and creativity (cf. exploration) are associated with team exploitation and exploration climate respectively, and this influence is moderated by domain specific performance and creative self-efficacy respectively. Studying 317 engineers in 70 teams across three national regions, we theorize and find domain-specific evidence that when individual self-efficacy is high, team climate has diminishing performance (exploitation climate × performance self-efficacy) and creative (exploration climate × creative self-efficacy) benefits. By simultaneously studying creativity and performance, our study helps understand the differences and communalities in the drivers of those outcomes in identifying both the domain-specific character of these influences and the similarity in how these influences play out.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-891
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Management
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2015

Fingerprint

Creativity
Self-efficacy
Exploration and exploitation
Climate
Exploitation
Engineers
Multilevel research

Keywords

  • creativity
  • multilevel
  • performance
  • self-efficacy
  • team climate

Cite this

Hirst, Giles ; van Knippenberg, Daan ; Zhou, Qin ; Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua ; Tsai, Philip Cheng Fei. / Exploitation and Exploration Climates’ Influence on Performance and Creativity : Diminishing Returns as Function of Self-Efficacy. In: Journal of Management. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 870-891.
@article{a3a231681d9b45449c25bc2728fca988,
title = "Exploitation and Exploration Climates’ Influence on Performance and Creativity: Diminishing Returns as Function of Self-Efficacy",
abstract = "In response to calls for multilevel research examining individual and meso-level processes to understand how exploitation and exploration dynamics play out in teams, we propose that individual in-role performance (cf. exploitation) and creativity (cf. exploration) are associated with team exploitation and exploration climate respectively, and this influence is moderated by domain specific performance and creative self-efficacy respectively. Studying 317 engineers in 70 teams across three national regions, we theorize and find domain-specific evidence that when individual self-efficacy is high, team climate has diminishing performance (exploitation climate × performance self-efficacy) and creative (exploration climate × creative self-efficacy) benefits. By simultaneously studying creativity and performance, our study helps understand the differences and communalities in the drivers of those outcomes in identifying both the domain-specific character of these influences and the similarity in how these influences play out.",
keywords = "creativity, multilevel, performance, self-efficacy, team climate",
author = "Giles Hirst and {van Knippenberg}, Daan and Qin Zhou and Zhu, {Cherrie Jiuhua} and Tsai, {Philip Cheng Fei}",
year = "2015",
month = "9",
day = "29",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315596814",
language = "English",
volume = "44",
pages = "870--891",
journal = "Journal of Management",
issn = "0149-2063",
publisher = "SAGE",
number = "3",

}

Exploitation and Exploration Climates’ Influence on Performance and Creativity : Diminishing Returns as Function of Self-Efficacy. / Hirst, Giles; van Knippenberg, Daan; Zhou, Qin; Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua; Tsai, Philip Cheng Fei.

In: Journal of Management, Vol. 44, No. 3, 29.09.2015, p. 870-891.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Exploitation and Exploration Climates’ Influence on Performance and Creativity

T2 - Diminishing Returns as Function of Self-Efficacy

AU - Hirst, Giles

AU - van Knippenberg, Daan

AU - Zhou, Qin

AU - Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua

AU - Tsai, Philip Cheng Fei

PY - 2015/9/29

Y1 - 2015/9/29

N2 - In response to calls for multilevel research examining individual and meso-level processes to understand how exploitation and exploration dynamics play out in teams, we propose that individual in-role performance (cf. exploitation) and creativity (cf. exploration) are associated with team exploitation and exploration climate respectively, and this influence is moderated by domain specific performance and creative self-efficacy respectively. Studying 317 engineers in 70 teams across three national regions, we theorize and find domain-specific evidence that when individual self-efficacy is high, team climate has diminishing performance (exploitation climate × performance self-efficacy) and creative (exploration climate × creative self-efficacy) benefits. By simultaneously studying creativity and performance, our study helps understand the differences and communalities in the drivers of those outcomes in identifying both the domain-specific character of these influences and the similarity in how these influences play out.

AB - In response to calls for multilevel research examining individual and meso-level processes to understand how exploitation and exploration dynamics play out in teams, we propose that individual in-role performance (cf. exploitation) and creativity (cf. exploration) are associated with team exploitation and exploration climate respectively, and this influence is moderated by domain specific performance and creative self-efficacy respectively. Studying 317 engineers in 70 teams across three national regions, we theorize and find domain-specific evidence that when individual self-efficacy is high, team climate has diminishing performance (exploitation climate × performance self-efficacy) and creative (exploration climate × creative self-efficacy) benefits. By simultaneously studying creativity and performance, our study helps understand the differences and communalities in the drivers of those outcomes in identifying both the domain-specific character of these influences and the similarity in how these influences play out.

KW - creativity

KW - multilevel

KW - performance

KW - self-efficacy

KW - team climate

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85041361038&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315596814

DO - https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315596814

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85041361038

VL - 44

SP - 870

EP - 891

JO - Journal of Management

JF - Journal of Management

SN - 0149-2063

IS - 3

ER -