A social-structural analysis of employee-organization relationships and team creativity

Liangding Jia, Jason DeFrance Shaw, Tae Youn Park

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Abstract

In this study, we develop and test a structural model of the relationships between employee-organization relationships and team creativity. We argue that mutual investment relationships (an employment relationship in which the employer expressed a high level and broad set of contributions expected of employees along with extensive and long-term inducements offered to employees), relative to other forms, would relate positively to team creativity and that this relationship would be mediated by higher within-team work-related communication density. In addition, we argue that the advantages of higher density would be more effectively mobilized in environments where task complexity is higher. In a two-wave study of 233 work teams in 55 organizations, we find that the mediated effect of employee-organization relationships on team creativity through work-related communication density is stronger when task complexity is high.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting - West Meets East: Enlightening. Balancing. Transcending, AOM 2011
PublisherAcademy of Management
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 12 Aug 201116 Aug 2011

Conference

Conference71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period12/08/1116/08/11

Keywords

  • Communication network
  • Creativity
  • Employee-organization relationships
  • Team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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