The Role of Job Challenge and Organizational Identification in Enhancing Creative Behavior Among Employees in the Workplace

Journal of Creative Behavior, Vol. 41, pp. 75-90, 2007

16 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2010

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Abraham Carmeli

Tel Aviv University

Ravit Cohen-Meitar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dov Elizur

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Organizations recognize the importance of creative employees and constantly explore ways to enhance their employees’ creative behavior. Creativity research has directed substantial efforts to understanding how work environment fosters creativity. Yet, this research has paid little attention to the importance of specific characteristics of the work environment and organizational identification in augmenting creative behavior in employees at work. The present study examines the influence of job challenge on employees’ creative behavior, arguing that organizational identification plays a mediating role in this relationship. The results show that organizational identification mediates the relationship between job challenge and employees’ creative behavior.

Keywords: Creativity, Organizational Identification, Job Challenge

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Carmeli, Abraham and Cohen-Meitar, Ravit and Elizur, Dov, The Role of Job Challenge and Organizational Identification in Enhancing Creative Behavior Among Employees in the Workplace (2007). Journal of Creative Behavior, Vol. 41, pp. 75-90, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1649140 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1649140

Abraham Carmeli (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Faculty of Management
Tel Aviv, 69978
Israel

Ravit Cohen-Meitar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dov Elizur

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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