License to steal: How the creative identity entitles dishonesty

Lynne C. Vincent, Jack A. Goncalo

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8 Scopus citations


Organizations operate in an increasingly uncertain and changing world. Competition on the domestic and international fronts is intense, and organizations must create new products, strategies, services, and methods for maneuvering in the changing environment. As a result, organizations are recognizing the value of employees’ creativity as a way to innovate and maintain a competitive advantage (Thompson, 2003). Researchers and organizations are now beginning to explore how having a creative identity can increase creativity (Farmer, Tierney, & Kung-Mclntyre, 2003; Jaussi, Randel, & Dionne, 2007). Given the power of identities for shaping performance outcomes (Ashforth & Mael, 1989; Beyer & Hannah, 2002; Wrzesniewski, Dutton, & Debebe, 2003), it is not surprising that recent research has begun to explore how the creative identity can also motivate creative behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Ethics of Creativity
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781137333544
ISBN (Print)9781137333537
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Psychology


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