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We examined whether team conflict affects top management team (TMT) creativity, and if team climate moderates this relationship. Multiple regression analysis results obtained with 684 executives in 71 TMTs showed that cognitive conflict had a significant positive impact and emotional conflict had a significant negative impact on TMT creativity. In addition, team climate positively regulated the impact of cognitive conflict on TMT creativity and negatively regulated the impact of emotional conflict on TMT creativity. Theoretical and practical implications, including ways for enterprises to strengthen team building and enhance TMT creativity, are discussed.