Climate Setting in Sourcing Teams: Developing a Measurement Scale for Team Creativity Climate

Nadine Kiratli*, Frank Rozemeijer, Tim Hilken, Ko de Ruyter, Ad de Jong

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Creative sourcing strategies, designed to extract more value from the supply base, have become a competitive, strategic differentiator. To fuel creativity, companies install sourcing teams that can capitalize on the specialized knowledge and expertise of their employees across the company. This article introduces the concept of a team creativity climate (TCC) - team members' shared perceptions of their joint policies, procedures, and practices with respect to developing creative sourcing strategies – as a means to address the unique challenges associated with a collective, cross-functional approach to develop value-enhancing sourcing strategies. Using a systematic scale development process that validates the proposed concept, the authors confirm its ability to predict sourcing team performance, and suggest some research avenues extending from this concept.
TidsskriftJournal of Purchasing and Supply Management
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)196-204
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Sourcing teams
  • Creativity
  • Work-unit climate
  • Scale development