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An organisational culture and trustworthiness multidimensional model to engender employee creativity

Samuel Ogbeibu (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman – Perak Campus, Kampar, Malaysia)
Abdelhak Senadjki (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman – Perak Campus, Kampar, Malaysia)
Tan Luen Peng (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman – Perak Campus, Kampar, Malaysia)

American Journal of Business

ISSN: 1935-5181

Article publication date: 1 November 2018

Issue publication date: 1 November 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to elicit a conceptual understanding of the moderating effect of trustworthiness on the relationship between organisational culture and employee creativity.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is theoretical in nature and draws conceptual insights from an integration of theoretical and conceptual underpinnings: the competing values framework, trustworthiness from the integrative model of organisational trust and the componential theory of individual creativity.

Findings

Trustworthiness plays a major role in influencing the degree at which managers engender employee creativity. This study postulates that clan and adhocracy organisational culture dimensions have a positive impact on employee creativity, while market and hierarchy organisational culture dimensions have negative impacts on employee creativity. Employee creativity would be engendered if organisational cultures are tailored towards improving the ability of employees. Engendering of employee creativity is contingent on an acceptable degree of benevolence and integrity expressed between managers and their respective employees.

Originality/value

By integrating several methodological underpinnings to produce a multidimensional model for engendering employee creativity, from the lens of a supportive organisational culture, this study offers novel insights for both managerial practice and actions.

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Citation

Ogbeibu, S., Senadjki, A. and Luen Peng, T. (2018), "An organisational culture and trustworthiness multidimensional model to engender employee creativity", American Journal of Business, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 179-202. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJB-12-2017-0043

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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