The impact of management support on individual learning opportunity and creativity performance in Hong Kong manufacturing companies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-716
Journal / PublicationJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Issue number4
Online published28 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2022


Purpose - The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship and effect of management support on individual creativity performance by focusing on the individual learning opportunity, adaptability to change and learning motivation in Hong Kong manufacturing companies. 
Design/methodology/approach - This study is based on survey data collection by using a respondent-driven approach from 266 employees working in Hong Kong-based manufacturing firms. The model and hypotheses were tested by employing variance-based structural equation modeling. 
Findings - The findings indicate that management support has a positive effect on individual learning opportunity and creativity performance. Also, a significant positive relationship between individual creativity, performance, individual learning opportunity, adaptability to change, and learning motivation has been yielded. The management support has an overall positive link with all variables directly and indirectly. 
Practical implications - Top management can foster employee creativity by supporting and providing learning opportunities and motivating employees to develop adaptive capability at an individual level. 
Originality/value - An empirical study of how management support can foster individual creativity performance and individual learning opportunity. This study is one of the first to examine the positive relationship between management support and individual creativity by validating a purposed model, especially in the context of the Hong Kong manufacturing industry.

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  • Adaptability to change, Individual creativity, Individual learning opportunity, Learning motivation, Management support, PLS-SEM

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