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Understanding the Receiving Side of Creativity: A Multidisciplinary Review and Implications for Management Research:

Published on Feb 4, 2019in Journal of Management 9.06
· DOI :10.1177/0149206319827088
Jing Zhou30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Rice University),
Xiaoye May Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(THU: Tsinghua University)
+ 2 AuthorsJunfeng Wu (UTD: University of Texas at Dallas)
Understanding the receiving side of creativity has both scientific and practical value. Creativity can add value to organizations after it is perceived, evaluated, and eventually adopted. In this paper, we review four decades of empirical research on the receiving side of creativity scattered across several business and social science fields. A comprehensive framework surfaces out of our review, indicating four groups of factors affecting the evaluation and adoption of creativity, namely, characteristics of target, creator, perceiver, and context. Although the receiving side of creativity has received far less attention than the generative side in management literature, vibrant research efforts in other scientific fields have built a solid foundation to understand creativity receiving in the workplace. We call for more studies on this important topic and discuss how future research could contribute to its development by advancing conceptual clarity, methodological precision, and integration between theori...
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Journal of Organizational Behavior 5.00
Aleksandra Luksyte9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UWA: University of Western Australia),
Kerrie L. Unsworth18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Leeds),
Derek R. Avery3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Wake Forest University)
Summary Building on role congruity theory, we predict that innovative work behaviors are stereotypically ascribed to men more than to women. Because of this bias, women who innovate may not receive better performance evaluations than those who do not innovate, whereas engaging in innovative work behaviors is beneficial for men. These predictions were supported across 3 complementary field and experimental studies. The results of an experiment (Study 1; N = 407) revealed that innovative work beha...
Published on Feb 1, 2018in Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 1.42
Wendi L. Adair13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UW: University of Waterloo),
Tracy Xiong2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UW: University of Waterloo)
The current study examines cultural value mediators of the relationship between culture and the relative weight placed on novelty versus usefulness when conceptualizing creativity. With a sample of...
Published on Nov 27, 2017in Journal of Applied Psychology 5.07
Min B. Kay1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Duke University),
Devon Proudfoot5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Cornell University),
Richard P. Larrick32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Duke University)
Published on Nov 1, 2017in British Journal of Psychology 3.31
Niklas K. Steffens16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UQ: University of Queensland),
S. Alexander Haslam67
Estimated H-index: 67
(University of Exeter)
+ 1 AuthorsKathryn Millard7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Macquarie University)
The present research examines the extent to which the recognition of creative performance is structured by social group membership. It does this by analysing the award of merit prizes for Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role for the international award of US-based Oscars and British-based BAFTAs since BAFTA's inception of this category in 1968. For both awards, the exclusive assessment criterion is the quality of artists' performance in the international arena. Results show that US artists w...
Published on Aug 1, 2017in Journal of International Business Studies 7.72
Laura Huang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania),
Cristina B. Gibson36
Estimated H-index: 36
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
+ 1 AuthorsDebra L. Shapiro40
Estimated H-index: 40
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)
Team innovation requires idea generating and idea implementing. In two studies, we examine how these team activities are affected by the extent to which members value traditionalism – that is, placing importance on preserving old ways of doing things over breaking precedent and forging new approaches. We proposed that higher average levels of team traditionalism would be negatively associated with idea generating but positively associated with idea implementing. Conversely, we proposed the oppos...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in Journal of Applied Psychology 5.07
Junchao Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tulane University),
Xiao-Ping Chen29
Estimated H-index: 29
(UW: University of Washington)
+ 1 AuthorsGreg Fisher9
Estimated H-index: 9
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Academy of Management Journal 7.19
Paola Criscuolo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Imperial College London),
Linus Dahlander21
Estimated H-index: 21
(European School of Management and Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsAmmon Salter39
Estimated H-index: 39
(University of Bath)
Building on a unique, multi-source, and multi-method study of R&D projects in a leading professional services firm, we develop the argument that organizations are more likely to fund projects with intermediate levels of novelty. That is, some project novelty increases the share of requested funds received, but too much novelty is difficult to appreciate and is selected against. While prior research has considered the characteristics of the individuals generating project ideas, we shift the focus...
Published on Mar 16, 2017in Academy of Management Journal 7.19
Jennifer S. Mueller4
Estimated H-index: 4
(USD: University of San Diego),
Shimul Melwani7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ 1 AuthorsJennifer J. Deal1
Estimated H-index: 1
Can decision-maker roles—roles with responsibility for allocating resources toward ideas—shape which ideas people in those roles view as creative? Prior theory suggests that expertise should influence creativity assessments, yet examples abound of experts in different roles disagreeing about whether the same idea is creative. We build and test a social context model of creative idea recognition to show how decision-maker roles can shift creativity assessments. In an experimental study, we show t...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Academy of Management Review 10.63
Jill E. Perry-Smith10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Emory University),
Pier Vittorio Mannucci2
Estimated H-index: 2
(LBS: London Business School)
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,...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Journal of Business Venturing 6.33
Blakley Chase Davis3
Estimated H-index: 3
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University),
Keith M. Hmieleski22
Estimated H-index: 22
(TCU: Texas Christian University)
+ 1 AuthorsJoseph E. Coombs11
Estimated H-index: 11
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)
This study draws upon affective events theory, research regarding funders' perceptions, and research regarding expectation alignment between products and their presenters to develop and test an indirect effects model of crowdfunding resource allocation decisions. To test our hypothesized relationships, we drew upon a sample of 102 participants who each assessed ten different product pitches made by ten different entrepreneurs. Results from the study indicate that perceived product creativity is ...
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