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Creativity mindset as the organizational capability: the role of creativity-relevant processes, domain-relevant skills and intrinsic task motivation

Emami, M, Rezaei, S, Valaei, N and Gardener, J (2022) Creativity mindset as the organizational capability: the role of creativity-relevant processes, domain-relevant skills and intrinsic task motivation. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. ISSN 1757-4323

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Purpose The objective of this study is to examine the structural relationship between creativity-relevant processes, domain-relevant skills, intrinsic task motivation, creativity and the moderating effect of social environment (sufficient resources, workgroup support, realistic work pressure and lack of organizational impediments). Design/methodology/approach A total of 289 valid questionnaires were collected from engineering students in Malaysian universities to test the measurement as well as the structural model using partial least squares (PLS) path modelling. Findings While the statistical results support the structural relationships (direct effects), the social environment shows the insignificant moderating effect (except creativity relevant process to sufficient resource to creativity). Work-group support, sufficient resources and lack of organizational impediments, as the three factors of the social environment, will not have any effect on creativity of upcoming engineers. This study reveals that while a high level of domain-relevant skills, intrinsic task motivation and creativity-relevant processes influence creativity among the sample of engineering students, social environment acts as an insignificant moderator to the creativity perception. Originality/value While businesses in the emerging markets mostly neglect the concept of developing creative mindsets among engineering students, in the competitive world of business that is extremely fast-paced, being creative within a business setting will act as a paramount criterion to differentiate. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management, 1504 Commercial Services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 08:26
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 08:30
DOI or ID number: 10.1108/apjba-12-2020-0437
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16638
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