Employee Self-Perceived Creativity After Mergers and Acquisitions Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined employees' subjective experiences of creativity after mergers. Based on a sample of 484 employees, results showed the following: First, if employees considered the merger as an opportunity (threat), then they perceived that they exhibited greater (less) creativity after the merger; second, organizational support for creativity moderated the relationship between threat perception and self-perceived creativity in such a way that, when compared with employees who saw the merger as an opportunity, employees who saw the merger as a threat experienced greater creativity when support for creativity was high than when support for creativity was low; and, third, there was a three-way interaction among threat perception, support for creativity, and access to resources such that the two-way interaction between threat perception and support for creativity described in the second point was present only when access to resources was high.

published proceedings

  • The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

altmetric score

  • 8

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhou, J., Shin, S. J., & Cannella, A. A.

citation count

  • 68

complete list of authors

  • Zhou, Jing||Shin, Shung J||Cannella, Albert A

publication date

  • December 2008