Creative Action In Organizations

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Creativity in organizations has become an issue of great importance, but how does a company encourage personnel to find creative solutions to budgeting, product development, marketing and training? With engaging contributions from leading academics and professionals, this book explores the key factors that are critical to the development and promotion of creativity in any organization.

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A section presenting introductory thoughts on creative action in organizations is followed by 23 short articles written by well- known American and international academics ("ivory tower visions") from such fields as psychology, organizational behavior, and business. Another section presents 23 articles by "real world voices": CEOs, consultants, and governmental officials. Paper edition (unseen), $25.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803953499
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Multiple Visions and Multiple Voices - Cameron M Ford and Dennis A Gioia
Academic and Practitioner Conceptions of Creativity in Organizations
Creativity is a Mystery - Cameron M Ford
Clues from the Investigators' Notebooks
Boogie down Wonderland - Jay A Conger
Creativity and Visionary Leadership
Managing Creativity - Richard W Woodman
Creativity and Entrepreneurship - Harry Nystrom
Creative Values and Creative Visions in Teams at Work - Michael A West
Discovering the Unknowable, Managing the Unmanageable - Teresa M Amabile
Individual Creativity and Organizational Innovation - Nigel King
An Uncertain Link
Creativity as Heroic - Dean Keith Simonton
Risk, Success, Failure, and Acclaim
Creativity - Daniel J Brass
It's All in Your Social Network
The Role of Collaboration in Creativity - Nirma Kl Sethia
How Organizations Channel Creativity - William H Starbuck
Promoting Creativity in Organizations - Edwin A Locke and Shelley A Kirkpatrick
The Many Facets of Creativity - Peter J Frost
Is Your Creative Organization Innovative? - Fariborz Damanpour
Training Creativity in the Corporation - Robert W Weisberg
The View from the Psychological Laboratory
Q: Does Feedback Enhance or Inhibit Creativity in Organizations? A: Yes! - James L Farr
Everything New under the Gun - Connie J G Gersick
Creativity and Deadlines
Creativity Training and Hemispheric Function - Craig C Lundberg
Bringing the Left Brain Back In
Management of Cultural Innovations - Dag Björkengren
Why No One Really Wants Creativity - Barry M Staw
Shifting the Focus from Individual to Organizational Creativity - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Keith Sawyer
Ten Tips toward Creativity in the Workplace - Robert J Sternberg and Todd I Lubart
Creative Post-Processing - Kristian Kreiner and Majken Schultz
On Making Turbulence Valuable
Creativity and the Aesthetics of Imperfection - Karl E Weick
The Changing Face of Creativity - F Ben Jones
Corporate America - Pedro Cuatrecasas
Creativity Held Hostage
Coaching Your Way to Creativity - Russell C Ford
Creating a Creativity Revolution - Delbert H Jacobs
Creativity in a Large Company - Alexander Mac Lachlan
All You Have to Do is Ask for It
Creativity by Decree - A New Approach - Isaac R Barpal
Creativity and Innovation - Philip X Masciantonio
Keys for Preventing Environmental Gridlock
Creativity in Government - Wellington E Webb
The Challenge of Reinventing State Government - John Engler
Creativity Today - George Heard
Are You Creating Solutions or Problems? - R Larry Wuench
Organizing for Innovation - Thoralf Ulrik Qvale
From Individual Creativity to Learning Networks
Principle-Based Creativity - Timothy F Price
Prompting Individual Initiative in Large Organizations
Membranes for Gas Separation - Walter L Robb
A Case Study in Creativity
Why Do You Have to Go 'Off-Campus' to Get Creative? - Norman P Findley
The Pro-Team - Karl-Erik Sveiby
Solving the Dilemma of Organized Creativity in Production
Fostering Creativity in Large Organizations - Carole F St Mark
Creativity at Woolworth Corporation - C Jackson Gray
Acquiring and Managing Creative Talent - Norman E Johnson
Creativity through Self-Appraisal - F E Bailey and James R Bailey
Organizing for Creativity - Terry O'Connor
Ideas Dancing in the Human Being - Robert Michael Burnside
Gee Whiz! - So What? - Alan G Chynoweth
Contrasts and Convergences in Creativity - Dennis A Gioia
Themes in Academic and Practitioner Views
Striking Inspirational Sparks and Fanning Creative Flames - Cameron M Ford
A Multi-Domain Model of Creative Action Taking
Guidelines for Creative Action Taking in Organizations - Cameron M Ford and Dennis A Gioia

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