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Dying in the arts: creativity as metaphor

conference contribution
posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by Hilary GlowHilary Glow, Stella Minahan, P Gahan
The idea that organizations need to adopt structures and practices that facilitate 'creativity' has become a central theme in theories of managing organisational innovation and success. This idea has been deployed in organisational theory, HRM, marketing and other domains of organization studies. We argue, however, that in the process of being appropriated from the arts, the concept of creativity has been 'hollowed out' and refashioned to suit the structures of organization as institution, and its needs as a business organization (to make money and establish 'competitive advantage'). This devalued idea of creativity has, in turn, been imposed on arts organisatons, which are impelled to see themselves as 'creative businesses'. Creativity, has been defined as a set of imaginative practices intended to express original ideas, and is in need of defence.

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Event

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference (19th : 2005 : Canberra, A.C.T.)

Pagination

1 - 13

Publisher

ANZAM

Location

Canberra, A.C.T.

Place of publication

Canberra, A.C.T.

Start date

2005-12-07

End date

2005-12-10

ISBN-13

9781740882453

ISBN-10

1740882458

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Editor/Contributor(s)

D Davies, G Fisher, R Hughes

Title of proceedings

ANZAM 2005 : Engaging the multiple contexts of management : convergence and divergence of management theory and practice : proceedings of the 19th ANZAM conference

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