Harvard Business Essentials

Harvard Business Essentials

Harvard Business Essentials

Offering insight into the manager's role in sparking creativity & innovation in the organization, this text discusses the most effective methods for bringing innovations to market.

Handbook Of The Management Of Creativity And Innovation Theory And Practice

Handbook Of The Management Of Creativity And Innovation  Theory And Practice

Handbook Of The Management Of Creativity And Innovation Theory And Practice

Handbook of the Management of Creativity and Innovation: Theory and Practice is a collection of theories and practices for the effective management of creativity and innovation, contributed by a group of European experts from the fields of psychology, education, business, engineering, and law. Adopting an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, this book offers rich perspectives — both theoretical and practical — on how to manage creativity and innovation effectively in different domains and across cultures. This book appeals to students, teachers, researchers, and managers who are interested in creative and innovative behavior, and its management. Although the authors are from the fields of psychology education, business, engineering, and law, readers from all disciplines will find the coverage of this book beneficial in deepening their understanding of creativity and innovation, and helping them to identify the right approaches for managing creativity and innovation in an intercultural context.

Managing Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Managing Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Managing Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Super series are a set of workbooks to accompany the flexible learning programme specifically designed and developed by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) to support their Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management. The learning content is also closely aligned to the Level 3 S/NVQ in Management. The series consists of 35 workbooks. Each book will map on to a course unit (35 books/units).

Skills for the Future

Skills for the Future

Skills for the Future

Skills for the Future covers how the cognitive and behavioral technology of NLP may be used to develop and apply personal and organizational learning strategies together with communication and leadership skills to manage the processes of "creating the future" for individuals, teams and organizations.

Managing Change Creativity and Innovation

Managing Change  Creativity and Innovation

Managing Change Creativity and Innovation

This bestselling text brings a fresh and unique approach to managing organizational change, taking the view that change, creativity and innovation are interconnected. With new case studies and examples from across the world and extra content on innovation and technology, this engaging text provides a balance between theory and practice. The new improved online resources will offer improved support for tutors, including PowerPoint slides, a new Instructor’s Manual containing case study teaching notes and activity solutions, new MCQs, links to SAGE Video and SAGE Business Cases.

Managing Knowledge Assets Creativity and Innovation

Managing Knowledge Assets  Creativity and Innovation

Managing Knowledge Assets Creativity and Innovation

This book pulls together for the first time, works on knowledge and innovation, including the implementation of new processes and products, written by Dorothy A Leonard over more than two decades. It consists of articles from journals in diverse fields (e.g. the award-winning article on Core Capabilities and Core Rigidities) and book chapters that cover the innovation process, from its inception in peoples' heads to its implementation. An underlying theme running throughout the book is managing the flow of knowledge that propels innovation - especially tacit knowledge. Such knowledge is difficult to transfer or embody in a new product, process or service. However, it is not only essential but often comprises the most valuable component in the innovation. The opening chapter, written expressly for this volume, probes the connections between tacit knowledge, creativity and innovation.

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management was the first book to integrate innovation management with both change management and creativity to form an innovative guide to survival in rapidly changing market conditions. Treating creativity as the process, and innovation the result, Goodman and Dingli emphasise the importance of a strategic approach to management through fostering creative processes. Revised and updated for a second edition, this ground-breaking book now includes: A new section on contemporary themes in innovation management, such as the use of social media and sustainability. More coverage of entrepreneurship, ethics, diversity issues and the legal aspects of technology and innovation management. More international cases and real life examples. The book is also supported by a range of new tutor support materials. This textbook is an ideal accompaniment to postgraduate courses on innovation management and creativity management. The focused approach by Goodman and Dingli also makes it useful as supplementary reading on a range of courses from management of technology to strategic management.

Creativity for Innovation Management

Creativity for Innovation Management

Creativity for Innovation Management

Creativity for Innovation Management is a rigorous yet applied guide which illustrates what creativity is, why it matters, and how it can be developed at both individual and group levels. Unlike many technique-oriented books, this book will combine theory and practice, drawing on the latest research in psychology, organizational behaviour, innovation and entrepreneurship. This exciting new text outlines the necessary skills and competences for innovative and creative processes. It provides opportunities to explore these and also to develop them via a wide variety of activities linked to relevant tools and techniques, as well as a range of case studies. By working through key competence areas at personal and then team levels, students then have an opportunity to practice and enhance these skills. This will be complemented by online resources which will provide students with access to key tools and techniques plus activities to help develop their creativity. This textbook is ideal for students of innovation, management and entrepreneurship, as well as professionals in those industries that want to excel by developing and applying their own creativity at work.

The Global Management of Creativity

The Global Management of Creativity

The Global Management of Creativity

In the past, ‘Global Management’ meant optimizing production and commercialization activities around the world in an international business context. With the emergence and rise of the creative economy, the global game has changed. This book is about the global management of creativity and related innovation processes, and examines how companies, organizations and institutions can foster the transformation of an original idea to its successful execution and international diffusion. The Global Management of Creativity gives a clear framework for analyzing creativeness in organizations in an international context, and pinpointing important key elements that should be tracked. Comprising expert contributions and written by a wide array of leading scholars in economics, management of innovation and creativity, this book is an insightful resource. This volume provides empirical and theoretical material for managers, students and academics in the field of international management of creativity and innovation. It is also suitable for those who are interested in industrial economics, management of technology, and innovation and industrial studies.

Managing Innovations and Creativity How Disney Keeps Ideas Coming

Managing Innovations and Creativity   How Disney Keeps Ideas Coming

Managing Innovations and Creativity How Disney Keeps Ideas Coming

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: A- (1,7), University of Auckland (Faculty of Computing), course: Seminar am Unitec Institute of Technology Auckland New Zealand, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper gives an overview over management approaches in the fields of innovation and creativity. In addition to that, a literature review is included and the relevant literature from American and European business schools is discussed (in particular publications from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford). A case study highlights how creativity and innovation are managed at Walt Disney. Keywords: Kreativitat, Innovation, Walt Disney, abstract: The movie industry is one of the industries with the highest demands on innovation and creativity. Hence, creativity and innovation are vital for long term business success. Innovate or die, as Gary Hamel (2000) says. The case study 'How Disney Keeps Ideas Coming' describes how Disney - one of the most successful American movie companies - achieves a high amount of creativity and innovation. The following case report discusses Disney's approaches for achieving creativity and innovation. During the following case study report, I will first start with definitions of innovation and creativity. After that, I will compare Disney's approaches with the identified approaches in the literature concerning creativity and innovation in organisations. At the end of the report, I will give a conclusion and summarise the main findings. I will not include a separate chapter about how I would encourage creativity in my organisation. This would depend mainly on the employees, the industry, the organisation, the company size and the business model of my organisation. Nevertheless, I will analyse and assess suitable methods for encouraging creativity and innovation in the text."