Cultural Differences in Employee Expectations of Creativity Stimulating Work Environments: A Comparison Between Brazil, The Netherlands, and Turkey


Canan Ceylan
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Department of Business Administration , Uludag University

Event Information

Type
Research Seminar
Programme
Business Processes
Date
Thu. 21 Jun. 2007
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Time
12:00-13:00 hours
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Location
Mandeville Building T10-67
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Abstract

This study explored culture-based differences in the employees’ perceptions of creativity stimulating work environments. We formulated propositions regarding the effect of national culture differences on perceived importance of four creativity stimulating work environment factors: job design, leadership, interior design and building design. We initially tested these propositions by comparing two collectivist countries (Turkey and Brazil) with one individualist country (The Netherlands) using a survey among 442 white-collar workers. As predicted, in the collectivist countries leadership, interior design, and building design were found to be more important than in the individualist country. The results suggest that in different national cultures different managerial practices are needed to meet employee expectations regarding creative work environments.
 
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Prof.dr.ir. Jan Dul
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Professor of Technology and Human Factors
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