Title: How enterprise managers perceive the creativity of information system developers
Authors: Heng-Li Yang, Hsiu-Hua Cheng
Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Abstract: This study proposes a model incorporating Information Technology (IT) capabilities, social network resources and a moderator of the form of communication to explain the factors that influence how managers perceive the creativity of information system developers. In a horizontal communication network, the results show a positive correlation between betweenness centrality and creativity, and a negative correlation between outcloseness centrality and creativity. In a vertical communication network, the results show that Computer Self-Efficacy (CSE) is negatively associated with creativity, while domain-specific IT skills are positively associated with creativity. Moreover, betweenness centrality is negatively related to creativity, and outcloseness centrality is positively related to creativity.
Keywords: creativity perception; information systems; system developers; social networking; computer self-efficacy; CSE; enterprise innovation; information technology; communication.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.4, pp.424 - 443
Published online: 16 Jun 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article