Having a creative day:understanding entrepreneurs’ daily idea generation through a recovery lens

Weinberger, Eva, Wach, Dominika, Stephan, Ute and Wegge, Jürgen (2018). Having a creative day:understanding entrepreneurs’ daily idea generation through a recovery lens. Journal of Business Venturing, 33 (1), pp. 1-19.

Abstract

Prior research has shown that trait creativity is important for becoming an entrepreneur and successful in business. We explore a new perspective by investigating how recovery from work stress influences entrepreneurs’ daily idea generation, a key aspect of creativity. Physio-logical and mental recovery enables the cognitive processes of creative problem-solving. Moreover, differences in mental recovery processes help to explain age-related changes in en-trepreneurs’ creativity. Multilevel analyses based on 415 daily data from 62 entrepreneurs support our predictions. Our study introduces a new “state” perspective to understanding en-trepreneurs’ creativity, and highlights the critical role of recovery processes for idea genera-tion.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.09.001
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship,creativity,recovery,age,aging,sleep quality,sleep,diary study
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Published Date: 2018-01-01
Authors: Weinberger, Eva ( 0000-0002-4773-7654)
Wach, Dominika
Stephan, Ute ( 0000-0003-4514-6057)
Wegge, Jürgen

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