Jill E. Perry-Smith
Emory University
Publications 22
A rich literature has developed noting the importance of relational components in creativity and innovation, and social network analysis has grown in popularity as scholars seek to better understand the role social relations play in these processes. Despite the growth in popularity, much of this work has been limited–both theoretically and empirically–to a single level of analysis. To remedy this, we propose a presenter symposium that brings together research conducted at different levels (speci...
#1Srikanth Paruchuri (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 12
#2Jill E. Perry-Smith (Emory University)H-Index: 10
Last.Jason D. Shaw (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 42
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#1Tracy L. Dumas (Max M. Fisher College of Business)H-Index: 1
#2Jill E. Perry-Smith (Emory University)H-Index: 10
Existing research has shown that positive family experiences can affect work positively. In this article, however, we consider how family may enhance work even when family experiences are not expli...
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Historically, creativity research has focused on how individuals generate ideas, while innovation literature has focused on how these ideas are implemented by organizations. This has resulted in a ...
#1Jill E. Perry-Smith (Emory University)H-Index: 10
#2Pier Vittorio Mannucci (LBS: London Business School)H-Index: 3
Interest has burgeoned, in recent years, in how social networks influence individual creativity and innovation. From both the theoretical and empirical points of view, this increased attention has generated many inconsistencies. In this article we propose that a conceptualization of the idea journey encompassing phases that the literature has so far overlooked can help solve existing tensions. We conceptualize four phases of the journey of an idea, from conception to completion: idea generation,...
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#1Adina D. SterlingH-Index: 4
#2Jill E. Perry-SmithH-Index: 10
This paper tackles the intersection of two trends, the increasing prevalence of flat, so-called horizontal organizations and the greater gender diversity of the workers that such organizations employ. We investigate why these organizations may be more equitable in their allocation practices by turning attention to the allocation of individuals into work groups where the social prominence of the members vary. Analysis of data on 3,575 employees working in R&D over a twenty-five year period indica...
#1Jill E. Perry-Smith (Emory University)H-Index: 10
#2Pier Vittorio Mannucci (HEC Paris)H-Index: 3
The lone genius view is no longer the sole paradigm used to understand creativity, consistent with the highly collaborative environments in which many entrepreneurs and workers operate. To this end, we review the body of research that views creativity through a social network lens to fully understand the social aspects of creativity. We start by describing why understanding creativity from a social network perspective is important for all organizations and is particularly relevant to the study o...
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#1Kris Byron (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 7
#2Nora Madjar (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
Last.Jill E. Perry-Smith (Emory University)H-Index: 10
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#1Jill E. Perry-Smith (Emory University)H-Index: 10
#2Christina E. Shalley (Georgia Institute of Technology)H-Index: 24
We sought to understand team member informal social network ties outside of the team as a way to achieve cognitive variation within the team, thereby facilitating creativity. Specifically, we take a configural perspective, which emphasizes individual team members and the heterogeneity and strength of their outside ties. We theorize that these characteristics of outside ties are important because they amend members' schemas and the team's cognitive architecture. Results of a study of 82 long-term...
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