The Impact of Ethical Climate on Creative Problem -Solving Capacity: An Empirical Study on Human Resource Employees in Saudi Arabia

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Soad Abdullah Almeshal
Ghada Nasser Aloud


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the impact of ethical climate on creative problem-solving capacity. The paper also aims to identify how knowledge sharing and affective commitment influence this relationship.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This is quantitative descriptive study applied on human resource employees working in companies belong to four different sectors in Saudi Arabia.115 responses were used to test research model using Partial Least Square approach.

Findings: The results reveal that ethical climate indirectly affect creative problem-solving capacity through knowledge sharing. In addition, affective commitment moderates the relationship between knowledge sharing and creative problem-solving capacity.

Research Limitations/Implications: The study conducted only in Saudi Arabia so results cannot be generalized. The study demonstrates the role of ethical climate, knowledge sharing, and affective commitment on enhancing creative problem-solving capacity.

Originality/Value: The paper broaden knowledge on antecedents of creative problem-solving capacity. In addition, the paper extends the line of research on affective commitment by examining its moderating role on the relationship between knowledge sharing and creative problem-solving capacity.

Ethical climate, creative problem-solving capacity, knowledge sharing, affective commitment

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Almeshal, S. A., & Aloud, G. N. (2019). The Impact of Ethical Climate on Creative Problem -Solving Capacity: An Empirical Study on Human Resource Employees in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 24(1), 1-13.
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