Managing Creativity in Organizations: Critique and Practices

Managing Creativity in Organizations: Critique and Practices

by A. Styhre, M. Sundgren

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Managing Creativity in Organizations addresses the notion of organizational creativity and innovation in general, and explores in some detail how it is achieved. The first part of the book critically reviews the literature on creativity. The second half explores the management of organizational creativity in the pharmaceutical industry. Here issues such as technology, cognition and leadership are introduced as central resources and practices in the management of organizational creativity and innovation. The research is based on management practices in four companies, all of whom have demonstrated a significant ability to exploit their organizational creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349524556
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/13/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

ALEXANDER STYHRE is Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published many papers on a variety of issues pertaining to the management of knowledge-intensive organizations and is the author of a number of books, including Management Writing out of Bounds (Copenhagen Business School Press, 2005), Collaborative Research in Organizations (co-edited, Sage, 2004), Understanding Knowledge Management (Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003) and Knowledge Sharing in Organizations (co-authored, Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003).

MATS SUNDGREN is a Scientific Adviser and Senior Informatics Scientist with AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal, Sweden, and is affiliated with the Fenix Research Program at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, and the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry in new drug development, and has published in management journals on the topic of organizational creativity.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Absence of Creativity in Practice and Management Writing PART 1: CRITIQUE What is Organizational Creativity? The Epistemology of Creativity Exploring Creativity in Organizations: Methodological Concerns PART 2: PRACTICES Technology and Creativity Intuition and Creativity Leadership and Creativity Conclusion: Managing Organizational Creativity

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