When do structural holes in employees' networks improve their radical creativity? A moderated mediation model
R and D Management
Previous research has found a relationship between structural holes of knowledge networks, tie strength of knowledge networks, and creativity. Our study extends these findings by proposing that characteristics of R&D employees' team knowledge networks influence their acquired diversified knowledge from the team, which is critical to creativity. Our results based on 558 members of 92 R&D teams demonstrated that, in order to benefit from their broker position in acquiring diversified knowledge, R&D employees should maintain their tie strength toward the team members with whom they are connected.
Naumann, S. E.
When do structural holes in employees' networks improve their radical creativity? A moderated mediation model.
R and D Management, 47(5), 755–766.