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


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: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
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
Publication ISSN: 1873-2003
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2024 07:04
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:10
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-01-01
Published Online Date: 2017-10-07
Accepted Date: 2017-09-12
Authors: Weinberger, Eva
Wach, Dominika
Stephan, Ute (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4514-6057)
Wegge, Jürgen



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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