Multilevel analysis approach to analyzing the effects of team diversity on team members' individual creativity and creative activities such as exploitation and exploration

Chae, Seong Wook;Lee, Kun Chang

  • 투고 : 2015.09.07
  • 심사 : 2015.11.03
  • 발행 : 2015.11.30


This study attempts to investigate the effect of team diversity on individual creativity and team members' creative activities such as exploration and exploitation. We have garnered 40 team data from 249 respondents who have been participating in the team learning activities during semester in a private university. They were asked by instructor to show their creativity, and exploration and exploitation activities. The 40 teams were made up of team diversity factors such as study hour and leisure activity. We used a multilevel analysis to analyze the effects of team diversity factors on team member's creativity, and exploration and exploitation. Results showed that in general, team diversity factors like study hour and leisure activities have significant effects on the individual creativity, and exploration and exploitation. Practical implications represent that teams need to be organized considering the team diversity factors in order to improve team member's creativity, and their exploration and exploitation activities.


Creativity;Team diversity;Exploration;Exploitation;Multilevel analysis


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연구 과제 주관 기관 : National Research Foundation of Korea