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date: 08 April 2020

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The ever-changing environment and heightened global competition have pushed the critical role of creativity and innovation to the forefront for the sustainable long-run growth and survival of organizations. Considerable research points to empowerment as one of the key determinants of employee creativity and innovation. This chapter reviews the literature on the relationship between empowerment and creativity/innovation. It focuses on building a multilevel conceptual model that connects both psychological empowerment and team empowerment to creativity and innovation at the individual and team levels of analysis. Future research directions, including the need for greater focus on entrepreneurship, are discussed.

Keywords: psychological empowerment, team empowerment, innovation, employee creativity, multilevel

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