J Manag Gov https://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-018-9419-7 Creative and innovative behaviours of corporate directors: an elusive role of task‑related conflicts 1 1 1 Lukasz Derdowski · Torvald Øgaard · Einar Marnburg · Gro Ellen Mathisen © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The aim of the present work is to examine corporate directors’ board- room interactions associated with conflicts as well as creativity and innovation phe - nomena. In line with the behavioral perspective in research on boards, we investigate relationships between task conflicts, an emerging creative and innovative boardroom climate as well as directors’ work behaviors. Drawing upon the survey data from 423 corporate directors, we tested hypothesized relationships by the means of the structural equation modelling technique. The results provide evidence suggesting that task-related conflicts among corporate directors appear to be equally detrimen - tal for the psychological workgroup climate as they are advantageous for initiating creative and innovative work behaviours. In other words, the positive effect of task conflicts on directors’ creative and innovative work behaviours occurs so long as such conflicts do not simultaneously impair their perception of the creative/innova - tive boardroom environment. By integrating the literature on workplace group con- flicts, creativity and innovation with the corporate governance writings, this study
Journal of Management & Governance – Springer Journals
Published: May 30, 2018
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