Mediating Effects of Integrative Capability and Knowledge Sharing on the Relationship between Individual Creativity and Group Creativity

개인창의성과 집단창의성의 관계에서 통합능력과 지식공유의 매개효과

  • 김현진 (단국대학교 대학원 경영학과) ;
  • 설현도 (단국대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.25
  • Accepted : 2014.12.18
  • Published : 2014.12.01


A large number of tasks being executed by individuals now are in a central requirement of the creative solutions consolidated with associates' multiple skills, knowledge bases and efforts who are capable of entertaining various viewpoints. Followed by such a variation, teams or groups were gradually settled in a major form of the enterprise's creative revelations. However, in spite of the consistent augmentation of team's application, researches of a group's ability that utilizes individual creative competence effectively are now in the excessively insufficient manner. Accordingly, this research is to verify mutual relationship between individual creativity and group creativity, and furthermore, to present integrative capability and knowledge sharing of the group as a distinctive variable to observe the mechanism of how the individual creativity becomes aggregated with the group creativity through a process. As a result, the relationship between the individual creativity and the group creativity was so significant that it showed that the integrative capability and knowledge sharing were mediated in the connection of the two variables. This research contributes to the comprehension of the relationship between individual and group creativity through the role of a group's integrative capability and knowledge sharing. In addition, further research direction with in-depth idea is presented to develop research on creativeness from the practical standpoint implicated in this research.