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ERIC Number: EJ948841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Exploring the Role of Risk in Employee Creativity
Dewett, Todd
Journal of Creative Behavior, v40 n1 p27-45 2006
This paper argues that creative behavior requires an employee to be willing to engage risk. Aside from the discussion of risk propensity as an individual difference, a new situational variable will be developed and tested: willingness to take risks (WTR). WTR captures the employee's willingness to engage risks in their work and is positioned as an important influence on creative behavior. The results of a field study indicate that WTR is a significant predictor of employee creativity and, in addition, mediates the relationship between encouragement and creativity. The results are discussed in light of the current literature on employee creativity. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A