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Creative Success in Teams - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128199930, 9780128203828

Creative Success in Teams

1st Edition

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Editors: Alexander McKay Roni Reiter-Palmon James Kaufman
Paperback ISBN: 9780128199930
eBook ISBN: 9780128203828
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th September 2020
Page Count: 274
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Table of Contents

1. Managing the key processes for team innovation
Paul B. Paulus, Lauren E. Coursey, and Jared B. Kenworthy

2. Creative success in collaboration: A sociocultural perspective
Vlad Petre Glaveanu, Ingunn Johanne Ness, and Ludvig Johan Torp Rasmussen

3. Leading for team creativity: Managing people and processes
Roni Reiter-Palmon

4. Fostering creativity in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams: The importance of team building and team management
Min Tang and Joel T. Schmidt

5. How diversity promotes team creativity: Two bumpy roads to collective inspiration
Inga J. Hoever and Daan van Knippenberg

6. Don’t call it collaboration! Reframing creative success in teams from the perspective of participatory creativity
Edward P. Clapp

7. Factors fostering creativity in start-up teams
Jan Kratzer and Matthias Mrozewski

8. Mixed feelings: How shared and unshared affect impact team creative success
Kyle J. Emich and Li Lu

9. Who (and how many) made this? How crediting authorship affects creativity evaluations
Colin M. Fisher, Janice Sanchez, James Berry, and Wen-Xin Xie

10. Collectively creating music—Creativity in rock bands
Alexander Pundt

11. Team creativity as a form of political action: The case of Liberate Tate
Natalia Korchagina and Charalampos Mainemelis

12. An interdisciplinary view on team creativity: Toward integration across fields
Alexander S. McKay, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and James C. Kaufman


Today's workers spend upwards of 80% of their time collaborating and teams have become the fundamental unit within organizations.  Creative Success in Teams summarizes for practitioners and researchers what drives team creativity.  Utilizing research from psychology, organizational behavior/management, business, and education, the book discusses how best to start, manage, and foster creativity in team environments, how to encourage participation and collaboration, what makes for the most creative team, and how best to lead and evaluate creative teams.

Key Features

  • Summarizes creativity research from psychology, education, and business
  • Identifies how best to form a team for creative output
  • Discusses how to foster team participation and collaboration
  • Includes multicultural, interdisciplinary, and diverse teams


Researchers in social psychology and creativity


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About the Editors

Alexander McKay

Alex McKay is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business. He completed his PhD in I/O psychology at Penn State. His research focuses on creativity/innovation, the measurement of creativity, and social networks. He is on the editorial board of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Management and Entrepreneuriship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA USA

Roni Reiter-Palmon

Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and Director for the Center for Collaboration Science, an inter-disciplinary program at UNO. Editor of Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics and the Arts. Associate editor for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Journal of Business and Psychology, and International Journal of Problem Solving and Creativity.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA

James Kaufman

James C. Kaufman, PhD, is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He is the author/editor of more than 30 books and 250 papers. Dr. Kaufman co-founded two APA journals (Psychology of Popular Media Culture and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts) and is a Past President of APA’s Division 10. He was won numerous awards, including the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Berlyne and Farnsworth Awards from APA, and Mensa’s research award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA