LEADERSHIP, CREATIVE THINKING STYLE AND INCENTIVES FOR JOB PERFORMANCE IN STARTUPS

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https://doi.org/10.14392/asaa.2021140210

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Liderança, incentivo, desempenho no trabalho, processo criativo, startups.

Abstract

Purpose: The overall goal of this paper is to, initially, examine the relationship between leadership (transformational versus transactional) and creative thinking style (divergent versus convergent), then the relationship between creative thinking style and job performance and, finally, whether this last relationship depends on the use of incentives.

Method: We conducted a survey with start-up managers, at Scaleup stage, registered at ABStartups (Brazilian Startup Association). From the 96 responses obtained, we analyzed the data using structural equation modeling, with the method of partial least squares.

Results: According to hypotheses, we show that transformational (transactional) leadership is positively associated with divergent (convergent) thinking. Moreover, both styles of creative thinking are positively associated with job performance. Finally, the use of incentives influences only the relationship between convergent thinking and job performance, but not the relationship between divergent thinking and job performance.

Contributions: The main practical implications of our results are that organizations need to consider the desired creative thinking style in defining the leadership profile, so that their leaders can stimulate the desired levels of creativity. In addition, the use of incentive schemes can be more efficient to motivate convergent thinking in creative processes.

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Author Biographies

Ricardo Suave, Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO)

Doutor em Controladoria e Contabilidade pela Universidade de São Paulo (FEA-USP)

Professor no Departamento de Ciências Contábeis na Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO)

Andson Braga de Aguiar, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Doutor em Controladoria e Contabilidade pela Universidade de São Paulo (FEA-USP)

Professor no Departamento de Ciências Contábeis na Universidade de São Paulo (FEA USP)

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Published

2021-12-07

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Suave, R., & Aguiar, A. B. de. (2021). LEADERSHIP, CREATIVE THINKING STYLE AND INCENTIVES FOR JOB PERFORMANCE IN STARTUPS. Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting, 14(2), 252–264/265. https://doi.org/10.14392/asaa.2021140210

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