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dc.contributor.authorGu, Qinxuan
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Bingqian
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Fang Lee
dc.description.abstractResearch on leadership and creativity has primarily focused on hierarchical leadership. Based on social cognitive theory, this research sheds light on whether and how shared leadership influences creativity at different levels through a multilevel motivational mechanism. We propose that shared leadership not only motivates team potency and thus inspires team creativity at the team level, but also facilitates individual creativity through individual competence across levels. In addition, team potency promotes individual competence and fuels individual creativity across levels. Thus, team potency and individual competence play a chain-mediating role in linking shared leadership to individual creativity. The proposed model has been tested using two independent samples (Study 1 with 73 employees and Study 2 with 501 employees from 84 teams) in the Chinese context. Results from Study 1 provide preliminary support for the influence of perceived shared leadership on creativity at the individual level, whereas results from Study 2 support the proposed multilevel motivational mechanism between shared leadership and creativity at both team and individual levels. Findings offer theoretical implications for shared leadership and creativity research and provide managerial implications, especially for paternalistic societies like China, in which respect for social hierarchy remains a prevalent cultural norm.en_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe International Journal of Human Resource Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administrationen_US
dc.titleHow does shared leadership affect creativity in teams? A multilevel motivational investigation in the Chinese contexten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGu, Q; Liang, B; Cooke, FL, How does shared leadership affect creativity in teams? A multilevel motivational investigation in the Chinese context, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, pp. 1-29en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorCooke, Fang L.

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