Team creativity/innovation in culturally diverse teams: A meta‐analysis

Wang, Jie and Cheng, Grand H.‐L. and Chen, Tingting and Leung, Kwok (2019) Team creativity/innovation in culturally diverse teams: A meta‐analysis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40 (6). pp. 693-708. ISSN 0894-3796

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Abstract

This meta-analysis investigates the direction and strength of the relationship between diversity in culturally diverse teams and team creativity/innovation. We distinguish the effects of two diversity levels (i.e., surface- versus deep-level) in culturally diverse teams and examine the moderators suggested by the socio-technical systems framework (i.e., team virtuality and task characteristics in terms of task interdependence, complexity, and intellectiveness). Surface-level diversity in culturally diverse teams is not related to team creativity/innovation, while deep-level diversity in culturally diverse teams is positively related to team creativity/innovation. Moreover, surface-level diversity in culturally diverse teams and team creativity/innovation are negatively related for simple tasks, but unrelated for complex tasks. Deep-level diversity in culturally diverse teams and team creativity/innovation are positively related for collocated teams and interdependent tasks, but unrelated for non-collocated teams and independent tasks. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cultural diversity; surface- versus deep-level; team creativity; team innovation; meta-analysis
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Business > Nottingham University Business School China
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2362
Depositing User: Yu, Tiffany
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 01:53
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2019 01:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/59534

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