A creative twist: management theory, creativity and the arts

Gahan, Peter, Minahan, Stella and Glow, Hilary 2007, A creative twist: management theory, creativity and the arts, Journal of management & organization, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 41-50.

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Title A creative twist: management theory, creativity and the arts
Author(s) Gahan, Peter
Minahan, Stella
Glow, Hilary
Journal name Journal of management & organization
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 41
End page 50
Publisher eContent Management Pty.Ltd
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 1833-3672
1758-7247
Keyword(s) critical theory
metaphor
discourse analysis
organizational efficiency
personnel management
organizational culture
Summary For many theorists and practitioners in the area of organizational theory, HRM, marketing and other domains of organization studies, organizational creativity is something to be distilled and managed as an element of organizational performance. The article argues, however, that this process of appropriation from the creative arts is subject to a number of problematic transitions. The article's starting point is the notion of creativity itself. Within the creative arts, the question of what constitutes creativity and its relationship to artistic practice is subject to considerable debate. This debate centers on the question of whether creativity represents an essentialist and inexplicable (even spiritual) component of artistic practice or whether creativity is a trait of work and cannot be attributed as a unique aspect of art. The mantra of creativity provides nothing more than a means to control individuals and provide them with a false hope that contributing to the success of business will provide a means to self fulfillment.
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, eContent Management
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