http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1938965511403921">
 

Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Employee creativity and motivation in the Chinese context: The moderating role of organizational culture

Language

English

Abstract

Based on hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) results, specific facets of culture influence service employees' motivation and creativity. The theory of person-culture fit suggests that organizational culture moderates the relationship between employees' intrinsic motivation and their creativity. The following three culture types are assessed in this study: innovative culture, traditional culture, and cooperative culture. The effect of these culture types on employees' creativity is assessed using data obtained from fifty service and hospitality firms in the People's Republic of China. The data reveal that innovative culture moderates the relationship between the need for achievement and creativity, traditional culture moderates the relationship between the need for power and creativity, and cooperative culture moderates the relationship between the need for affiliation and creativity. This article shows that a good person-culture fit plays a significant role in predicting employee creativity. For managers, the implication is to be aware of corporate culture and match employees' motivations accordingly. In addition, managers need to identify and assist employees who feel stifled by the corporate culture. © The Author(s) 2011.

Keywords

creativity, culture, hotel, motives, People's Republic of China, person-culture fit

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Volume

52

Issue

2

Start Page

125

End Page

134

Publisher

SAGE Publications

ISSN (print)

19389655

ISSN (electronic)

19389663

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS