Applying on a componential model of creativity, this study intends to integrate creativity and knowledge sharing literatures by empirically examining the relationship between knowledge sharing from different sources (i.e., supervisor and coworkers) and the focal employees’ creative behavior. Taking an interactionist perspective, the study aims to investigate the interaction effects of knowledge sharing from supervisor and coworkers on the employees’ creative behavior. Furthermore, this study investigates how employees’ regulatory focus alters the aforementioned relationship. Our results show the positive influence of knowledge sharing from supervisor and coworker on employees’ creative behavior. Also, our results support that the positive relationship between coworker knowledge sharing and employees’ creative behavior could vary depending on the degree of supervisor knowledge sharing and the regulatory focus of the employees.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management