Climate setting in sourcing teams:developing a measurement scale for team creativity climate


Creative sourcing strategies, designed to extract more value from the supply base, have become a competitive, strategic differentiator. To fuel creativity, companies install sourcing teams that can capitalize on the specialized knowledge and expertise of their employees across the company. This article introduces the concept of a team creativity climate (TCC) - team members' shared perceptions of their joint policies, procedures, and practices with respect to developing creative sourcing strategies – as a means to address the unique challenges associated with a collective, cross-functional approach to develop value-enhancing sourcing strategies. Using a systematic scale development process that validates the proposed concept, the authors confirm its ability to predict sourcing team performance, and suggest some research avenues extending from this concept.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: sourcing teams,creativity,work and climate,scale development
Publication ISSN: 1873-6505
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-09-01
Published Online Date: 2016-05-17
Accepted Date: 2016-04-28
Submitted Date: 2016-03-03
Authors: Kiratli, Nadine
Rozemeijer, Frank
Hilken, Tim
de Ruyter, Ko
de Jong, Ad (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3016-5354)

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