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Creativity and Innovation under Constraints: A Cross-Disciplinary Integrative Review

Acar, O. A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1993-0921, Tarakci, M. and van Knippenberg, D. (2019). Creativity and Innovation under Constraints: A Cross-Disciplinary Integrative Review. Journal of Management, 45(1), pp. 96-121. doi: 10.1177/0149206318805832

Abstract

Generating creative ideas and turning them into innovations is key for competitive advantage. However, endeavors toward creativity and innovation are bounded by constraints such as rules and regulations, deadlines, and scarce resources. The effect of constraints on creativity and innovation has attracted substantial interest across the fields of strategic management, entrepreneurship, industrial organization, technology and operations management, organizational behavior, and marketing. Research in these fie ds has focused on various constraints that trigger distinct mediating mechanisms but is fragmented and yields conflicting findings. We develop a taxonomy of constraints and mediating mechanisms and provide an integrative synthesis that explains how constraints impact creativity and innovation. Our review thus facilitates cross-disciplinary learning and sets the stage for further theoretical development.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Acar, O. A., Tarakci, M. and van Knippenberg, D. (2018). Creativity and Innovation under Constraints: A Cross-Disciplinary Integrative Review. Journal of Management, Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Publisher Keywords: constraints, creativity, innovation, motivation, cognition, social context
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20459
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