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Taking an interactional perspective of creativity, we examined the influence of social networks and conformity value on employees' creativity. We theorized and found a curvilinear relationship between number of weak ties and creativity such that employees exhibited greater creativity when their number of weak ties was at intermediate levels rather than at lower or higher levels. In addition, employees' conformity value moderated the curvilinear relationship between number of weak ties anddoi:10.1037/a0016285 pmid:19916661 fatcat:jg7pgxtyh5bahp44vkgiplly6e