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Creative Action in Organizations
Ivory Tower Visions and Real World Voices

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September 1995 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Creativity in organizations has become an issue of great importance, but how does a company encourage personnel to find creative solutions to budgeting, product development, marketing and training? With engaging contributions from leading academics and professionals, this book explores the key factors that are critical to the development and promotion of creativity in any organization.
 
PART ONE: CONTEMPLATING CREATIVE ACTION IN ORGANIZATIONS
Cameron M Ford and Dennis A Gioia
Multiple Visions and Multiple Voices
Academic and Practitioner Conceptions of Creativity in Organizations  
Cameron M Ford
Creativity is a Mystery
Clues from the Investigators' Notebooks  
 
PART TWO: IVORY TOWER VISIONS
Jay A Conger
Boogie down Wonderland
Creativity and Visionary Leadership  
Richard W Woodman
Managing Creativity
Harry Nystrom
Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Michael A West
Creative Values and Creative Visions in Teams at Work
Teresa M Amabile
Discovering the Unknowable, Managing the Unmanageable
Nigel King
Individual Creativity and Organizational Innovation
An Uncertain Link  
Dean Keith Simonton
Creativity as Heroic
Risk, Success, Failure, and Acclaim  
Daniel J Brass
Creativity
It's All in Your Social Network  
Nirma Kl Sethia
The Role of Collaboration in Creativity
William H Starbuck
How Organizations Channel Creativity
Edwin A Locke and Shelley A Kirkpatrick
Promoting Creativity in Organizations
Peter J Frost
The Many Facets of Creativity
Fariborz Damanpour
Is Your Creative Organization Innovative?
Robert W Weisberg
Training Creativity in the Corporation
The View from the Psychological Laboratory  
James L Farr
Q: Does Feedback Enhance or Inhibit Creativity in Organizations? A: Yes!
Connie J G Gersick
Everything New under the Gun
Creativity and Deadlines  
Craig C Lundberg
Creativity Training and Hemispheric Function
Bringing the Left Brain Back In  
Dag Björkengren
Management of Cultural Innovations
Barry M Staw
Why No One Really Wants Creativity
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Keith Sawyer
Shifting the Focus from Individual to Organizational Creativity
Robert J Sternberg and Todd I Lubart
Ten Tips toward Creativity in the Workplace
Kristian Kreiner and Majken Schultz
Creative Post-Processing
On Making Turbulence Valuable  
Karl E Weick
Creativity and the Aesthetics of Imperfection
 
PART THREE: REAL WORLD VOICES
F Ben Jones
The Changing Face of Creativity
Pedro Cuatrecasas
Corporate America
Creativity Held Hostage  
Russell C Ford
Coaching Your Way to Creativity
Delbert H Jacobs
Creating a Creativity Revolution
Alexander MacLachlan
Creativity in a Large Company
All You Have to Do is Ask for It  
Isaac R Barpal
Creativity by Decree - A New Approach
Philip X Masciantonio
Creativity and Innovation
Keys for Preventing Environmental Gridlock  
Wellington E Webb
Creativity in Government
John Engler
The Challenge of Reinventing State Government
George Heard
Creativity Today
R Larry Wuench
Are You Creating Solutions or Problems?
Thoralf Ulrik Qvale
Organizing for Innovation
From Individual Creativity to Learning Networks  
Timothy F Price
Principle-Based Creativity
Prompting Individual Initiative in Large Organizations  
Walter L Robb
Membranes for Gas Separation
A Case Study in Creativity  
Norman P Findley
Why Do You Have to Go `Off-Campus' to Get Creative?
Karl-Erik Sveiby
The Pro-Team
Solving the Dilemma of Organized Creativity in Production  
Carole F St Mark
Fostering Creativity in Large Organizations
C Jackson Gray
Creativity at Woolworth Corporation
Norman E Johnson
Acquiring and Managing Creative Talent
F E Bailey and James R Bailey
Creativity through Self-Appraisal
Terry O'Connor
Organizing for Creativity
Robert Michael Burnside
Ideas Dancing in the Human Being
Alan G Chynoweth
Gee Whiz! - So What?
 
PART FOUR: UNDERSTANDING AND INFLUENCING CREATIVITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Dennis A Gioia
Contrasts and Convergences in Creativity
Themes in Academic and Practitioner Views  
Cameron M Ford
Striking Inspirational Sparks and Fanning Creative Flames
A Multi-Domain Model of Creative Action Taking  
Cameron M Ford and Dennis A Gioia
Guidelines for Creative Action Taking in Organizations

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