Antecedents of Employee Creativity Management Capability: Empirical Evidence from Furniture Exporting Businesses in Thailand

  • Pattarika Chinchang Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  • Karun Pratoom Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  • Prathanporn Jhundra-indra Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Keywords: Employee Creativity Management Capability, Vision for Proactive Operations, Top Management Support, Organizational Learning Culture, Continuous Environmental Change


Employee creativity management capability is an organization's ability to encourage employees to generate critical thinking, develop behavioral patterns, improve functional task performance, and effectively solve problems which are considered the most important driving forces of business success. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among vision for proactive operations, top management support, organizational learning culture, continuous environmental change and employee creativity management capability. Data were collected through questionnaires distributed to 139 managing directors or managing partners of furniture exporting businesses in Thailand. The multiple regression analysis was used to verify hypotheses. The results highlight that top management support, organizational learning culture, and vision for proactive operations had a positive and significant effect on employee creativity management capability, respectively. Theoretical and managerial contributions, conclusion and suggestions for future research are provided in details.