Creative Knowledge Environments:
The Influences On Creativity In Research And Innovation
ISBN: 1843765187 | 3.4 MB PDF | Author: Sven Hemlin (Editor), Carl Martin Allwood (Editor), Ben R. Martin (Editor) | Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Both the creative potential of individuals as well as the environment in which they work determine creative outcomes. This book focuses on creative knowledge environments (CKE)-the environment in which new knowledge is produced by people. These are environments that have a positive influence on those striving to be creative. The size of the environment can range from a work area to a global organization. The creative unit can range from a single person to multinational firm. The book seeks to understand the types of environments that stimulate creativity. The book also addresses creativity, knowledge and environment, the elements of a CKE. These and other key topics are introduced in the first chapter. Seven chapters examine the micro- (e.g. a laboratory), meso- (e.g., a multi-firm science park) and macro-level (e.g., a nation or multinational region) aspects of CKEs. The final chapter returns to the question of what makes for a better CKE. This in-depth work is filled with observations and insights that are bound to be of great interest to leaders responsible for fostering creativity in research and innovation.