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Drivers of organizational creativity: a path model of creative climate in pharmaceutical R&D

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A path model of organizational creativity was presented; it conceptualized the influences of information sharing, learning culture, motivation, and networking on creative climate. A structural equation model was fitted to data from the pharmaceutical industry to test the proposed model. The model accounted for 86% of the variance in the creative climate-dependent variable. Information sharing had a positive effect on learning culture, which in turn had a positive effect on creative climate, while there were negative direct effects of information sharing on creative climate and on intrinsic motivation. This study suggests that information sharing and intrinsic motivation are important drivers for organizational creativity in a complex R&D environment in the pharmaceutical industry. Implications of the model are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Fenix Research Program, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, SE 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden. , Email: 2: Informatics, Clinical Science, AstraZeneca R&D, SE-431 83, Mölndal, Sweden.  Elof.Dimenä, Email: 3: Department of Education, Göteborg University, S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden. , Email: 4: Department of Leadership and Organizational Management, Norwegian School of Management, PO Box 580, N-1302 Sandvika, Norway. , Email:

Publication date: September 1, 2005


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