Handbook of Organizational Creativity is designed to explain creativity and innovation in organizations. This handbook contains 28 chapters dedicated to particularly complex phenomena, all written by leading experts in the field of organizational creativity. The format of the book follows the multi-level structure of creativity in organizations where creativity takes place at the individual level, the group level, and the organizational level. Beyond just theoretical frameworks, applications and interventions are also emphasized. This topic will be of particular interest to managers of creative personnel, and managers that see the potential benefit of creativity to their organizations.

Key Features

    *Information is presented in a manner such that students, researchers, and managers alike should have much to gain from the present handbook
    *Variables such as idea generation, affect, personality, expertise, teams, leadership, and planning, among many others, are discussed
    *Specific practical interventions are discussed that involve training, development, rewards, and organizational development
    *Provides a summary of the field’s history, the current state of the field, as well as viable directions for future research


The primary market for this book will be management scholars, psychologists, and sociologists conducting research on creativity and innovation in organizations as well as consultants to industry concerned with enhancing organizational innovation. 10.1) Secondary Market: Educational psychologists with an interest in creativity will be interested in this book from an academic perspective. Researchers and students in personality, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and management. It should have a good market for researchers, PhD students, and graduate classes/courses in a variety of psychology (social, industrial/organizational, personality), management (organizational behavior, human resources), sociology (social psychology, organizational sociology), and some educational programs as well as some organizational consultants or in-house researchers interested in this topic.

Table of Contents

A) Introduction
 1.Creativity in Organizations: Importance and Approaches
 2. Organizations and Creativity: Trends in Research, Status of Education and Practice, Agenda for the Future
 3.Methods in Creativity Research: Multiple Approaches, Multiple Levels
 4. Fields, Domains, and Individuals
 5. Creativity in Organizations: Facilitators and Inhibitors

B) Individual Level Influences
  6. Abilities
 7. The Expert Performance Approach and Deliberate Practice: Some Potential Implications for Studying Creative Performance in Organizations
 8. Problem Solving
 9. Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation: Cognitive Skills and Deliberate Practices
 10. The Emotive Roots of Creativity: Basic and Applied Issues on Affect and Motivation
 11. Personality
 12. Fostering individual creativity through organizational context: A review of recent  research and recommendations for organizational leaders

C) Group Level Influences
 13. Team Creativity and Innovation: The Effect of Group Composition, Social Processes, and Cognition
 14. Collaborative Creativity-Group Creativity and Team Innovation
 15. Creativity and Innovation: The Role of Team and Organizational Climate
 16. Creativity and Work Context
 17. Project Management of Innovative Teams
 18. Leadership of Creativity: Entity-Based, Relational, and Complexity Perspectives

D) Organizational Level Influences
 19. Organizational Structure and Innovation Revisited: From Organic To Ambidextrous Structurere
 20. Planning for Innovation:  A Process Oriented Perspective
 21. Organizational Learning, Knowledge Management and Creativity
 22. Organizing for Change, Innovation, and Creativity

E) Interventions
 23. Careers of the Creatives: Creating and Managing the Canvas


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About the author

Michael D. Mumford

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK