Organizational Climate for Creativity

Exploring the Influence of Distinct Types of Individual Differences

  • Christian Hoßbach

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Christian Hoßbach
    Pages 1-3
  3. Christian Hoßbach
    Pages 5-18
  4. Christian Hoßbach
    Pages 19-28
  5. Christian Hoßbach
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  6. Christian Hoßbach
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  7. Christian Hoßbach
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 65-156

About this book


Even though it is increasingly clear that the work environment can facilitate or inhibit creative behavior in organizations, there is a lack of research investigating how individual differences influence this relationship. Christian Hoßbach contributes with his exploratory multi-method study to filling this gap in research by examining the impact that styles of problem-solving, gender, and other sources of individual differences exert on the perception of organizational climates for creativity. He shows that problem-solving style and gender influence how people perceive the work environment in which they feel most and least creative.


  • Linking Individual Differences and Perceptions of Creative Climate
  • Multi-Method Assessment of Best- and Worst-Case Climates for Creativity
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Findings

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of human resources management, organizational psychology and innovation management
  • Experts in these areas

The Author

Christian Hoßbach is a research associate and doctoral candidate of Prof. Dr. Anne-Katrin Neyer at the Chair of Human Resources Management and Business Governance at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.


Work environment Individual differences Problem-solving style Gender Person-Environment Fit Trait Activation Theory Multi-method approach

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Hoßbach
    • 1
  1. 1.HalleGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-25240-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-25241-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-3577
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-3615
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