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Role of creativity and resilience in contemporary and entrepreneurial knowledge work

Publication Details

Authors: Nisula Anna-Maija, Olander Heidi, Toth Ilona

Publisher: Academy of Management

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Academy of Management annual meeting proceedings

Title of parent publication: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM)

Journal acronym: AOM

ISSN: 0065-0668

eISSN: 2151-6561

JUFO level of this publication: 0

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.13270abstract

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


In the contemporary economy, knowledge work is entrepreneurial whether it takes place in organizations or in any form of entrepreneurship. In this paper, we investigated individual creativity in contemporary knowledge work among organizational and platform knowledge workers. Specifically, we investigated what role creativity and resilience play in knowledge work and how creativity and resilience are related. We conducted a mixed-method study, collecting qualitative data (N=15) from platform knowledge workers to build understanding regarding the nature of contemporary knowledge work. Based on the findings of the qualitative study, we created a research model in which we linked creativity and resilience and tested the proposed model with the data collected from 419 organizational knowledge workers. We found that knowledge worker creativity and resilience are bidirectionally linked in the context of organizational knowlege work. We discuss the implications of our study for research on knowledge work and creativity in knowledge work as well as for parctitioners in the field of contemporary knowledge work.

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