The examination of contextual factors that enhance or stifle employees’ creative performance is a new but rapidly growing research area. Theory and research in this area have focused on antecedents of employee creativity. In this paper, we review and discuss the major theoretical frameworks that have served as conceptual foundations for empirical studies. We then provide a review and critical appraisal of these empirical studies. Based on this review, we propose exciting possibilities for future research directions. Finally, we discuss implications of this body of work for human resource management.
Zhou, J. and Shalley, C.E. (2003), "RESEARCH ON EMPLOYEE CREATIVITY: A CRITICAL REVIEW AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH", Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 165-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0742-7301(03)22004-1
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