Description

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

Readership

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

About the Authors

Editor Biosketch

Contributor Biosketches

Part A: Introduction

Chapter 1. Creativity in Organizations: Importance and Approaches

Creativity and Innovation

Content

Conclusions

References

Chapter 2. Organizations and Creativity: Trends in Research, Status of Education and Practice, Agenda for the Future

Where We Have Been and Where to from Here: A Summary and Theory of the Science of Creativity

Categories of Organizational Creativity Science

Comparison of European and US Approaches to Organizational Creativity

Applied Organizational Creativity

Creativity and Education

Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. Methods in Creativity Research: Multiple Approaches, Multiple Levels

Creative Work

Methods

Conclusions

References

Chapter 4. Fields, Domains, and Individuals

Systems Perspective

Two Illustrations

Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Creativity in Organizations: Facilitators and Inhibitors

Conceptual Background

Personal Characteristics Associated with Creativity

The Work Environment for Creativity

Concluding Remarks

References

Part B: Individual Level Influences

Chapter 6. Creative Abilities: Divergent Thinking

Early Theories of Divergent Thinking

Divergent Thinking Tests

Influences on Ideation

Personality and Attitudes

Improving Ideational Skills

Evaluation of Ideas

Interpersonal Evaluation

Assessing Convergent and Evaluative Abilities

Divergent Thinking Applied to Organizations

Conclusions

References

Chapter 7. The Expert Performance Approach and Deliberate Practice: Some Potential Implications for Studying Creative Performance in Organizations

Outline of Chapter

Professional

Details

No. of pages:
754
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123747143
Electronic ISBN:
9780080879109