Individual values, Organizational Context, and self-perceptions of employee creativity: Evidence from Egyptian organizations

Individual values, Organizational Context, and self-perceptions of employee creativity: Evidence... Responses from Egyptian employees to a questionnaire incorporating the Schwartz Value Survey, reveal that individuals for whom Self-direction is a relatively important value type perceive themselves to be more creative in the workplace than individuals with Conformity or Power as preferred value types. Results regarding Organizational Context support earlier studies that emphasize the salience of supportive supervision and a caring, consultative work environment in fostering creativity. However, theories implying that employee creativity is hindered by a controlling, hierarchical environment are not corroborated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business Research Elsevier

Individual values, Organizational Context, and self-perceptions of employee creativity: Evidence from Egyptian organizations

Journal of Business Research, Volume 59 (2) – Feb 1, 2006

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0148-2963
eISSN
1873-7978
DOI
10.1016/j.jbusres.2005.08.001
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Abstract

Responses from Egyptian employees to a questionnaire incorporating the Schwartz Value Survey, reveal that individuals for whom Self-direction is a relatively important value type perceive themselves to be more creative in the workplace than individuals with Conformity or Power as preferred value types. Results regarding Organizational Context support earlier studies that emphasize the salience of supportive supervision and a caring, consultative work environment in fostering creativity. However, theories implying that employee creativity is hindered by a controlling, hierarchical environment are not corroborated.

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Journal of Business ResearchElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2006

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