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Rethinking creativity: three case studies of the social processes of creativity

Round, Heather 2014, Rethinking creativity: three case studies of the social processes of creativity, in EGOS 2014 : Reimagining, rethinking, reshaping: organizational scholarship in unsettled times. Proceedings of the 30th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1-30.

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Title Rethinking creativity: three case studies of the social processes of creativity
Author(s) Round, HeatherORCID iD for Round, Heather orcid.org/0000-0003-2303-533X
Conference name European Group for Organizational Studies. Colloquium (30th : 2014 : Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Conference location Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Conference dates 3-5 Jul. 2014
Title of proceedings EGOS 2014 : Reimagining, rethinking, reshaping: organizational scholarship in unsettled times. Proceedings of the 30th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium
Publication date 2014
Start page 1
End page 30
Total pages 30
Publisher Rotterdam School of Management
Place of publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Summary Creativity and innovation are often seen as being important in terms of organisations, not only dealing with large amounts of change, but also being able to flourish in uncertain times. Yet, despite large amounts of creativity research, it continues to be a contested subject and fragmented field which leaves researchers without clear direction. Thus the approach to studying creativity needs to be rethought in order to develop new insights into the phenomenon. This research contributes to the debate on creativity by developing concepts around how creativity unfolds within a specific social context. It does this by approaching the study of creativity from a critical perspective and conducting a series of case studies into creativity in organisations. This research finds that, while the production of an artefact is a prerequisite, creativity is not an enduring feature of a given artefact. Rather, creativity exists when an artefact is labelled creative within a particular social system. In addition, as part of the interpretive research process, aspects of identity work emerged. Exploration of creativity as part of the process of identity work provides novel insight into creativity and a conceptual map which may be utilized as part of ongoing research into creativity. This research makes a significant contribution to the understanding of creativity by unpacking the processes of creativity, in three diverse organisational settings, and showing how creativity may be conceptualised as a contextually bound, socially constructed label which is underpinned by identity related motives.
Language eng
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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