The social network among engineering design teams and their creativity : A case study among teams in two product development programs

@inproceedings{Kratzer2015TheSN,
  title={The social network among engineering design teams and their creativity : A case study among teams in two product development programs},
  author={Jan Kratzer and Roger Th. A. J. Leenders and J. M. L. Van Engelen},
  year={2015}
}
Since the creative product development task requires the teams to combine and integrate input from multiple other teams, the team’s structure of interaction is an important determinant of their creativity. In this study we investigate different structural aspects of social networks of such team’s and their creativity within two multinational product development programs (PDPs). There are two main results. First, teams with a wider range of informational links are better to realize creative… CONTINUE READING