When and why prior task experience fosters team creativity

Francesca Gino, Gergana Todorova, Ella Miron-Spektor, Linda Argote

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This chapter presents a theoretical framework for the effects of prior task experience on team creativity. We distinguish among different types of experience within teams, namely direct and indirect prior task experience. We argue that different types of prior task experience differentially influence team creativity, and that the prior experience-creativity relationship is mediated by the development and use of transactive memory systems (TMS). We also argue that team characteristics such as identity and communication moderate the effect of prior task experience on TMS, and task characteristics such as uncertainty and interdependence moderate the effect of TMS on group creativity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-110
Number of pages24
JournalResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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