ERIC Number: EJ1052977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 123
CEO Ideational Facilitation Leadership and Team Creativity: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Sharing
Carmeli, Abraham; Paulus, Paul B.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v49 n1 p53-75 Mar 2015
The development of new ventures is often based on collective creative efforts. We conceptualize team creativity as a process of looking for and exploring new solutions and examine whether and how CEO leadership fosters creativity in top management teams (TMT). Data collected from senior executive teams indicate that CEO ideational facilitation leadership is positively related to team knowledge sharing, which in turn results in enhanced team exploratory behaviors. These findings bear important theoretical implications for ways in which leaders can enhance creativity in teams and augment the entrepreneurial direction of executive teams.
Descriptors: Creativity, Leadership, Administrators, Administrative Organization, Sharing Behavior, Behavior, Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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