Managing Creativity and Innovation
- Broaden students’ view on creativity research.
- Show them how creativity is studied both at macro-, organizational and individual levels.
- Teach students how to be more creative and use their creativity for innovation.
- Understanding of key creativity concepts
- Understanding of specificities of creative economy and approaches to its measurement
- Understanding of and ability to select appropriate public policies supporting creative industries
- Understanding of concepts of creativity within an organization
- Ability to use appropriate creativity techniques and corporate management tools to encourage creativity within an organization
- Ability to use creativity tests and techniques to measure and improve own creative skills
- Understanding of concepts of creativity at the individual level
- Creative economy: basic conceptsConcepts and definitions of creativity; Linkages between creativity and innovation; Creative class; Creative city; Creative industry; Features of creative economy.
- Measuring creative economyPurpose of measuring creative economy; Approaches to economic analysis of creative economy (industrial organization analysis, value chain analysis, inter-industry analysis, satellite accounts); Frameworks for creative economy labour and trade statistics; Use of creativity indicators in indices.
- Policies supporting creative industriesPolicies for creative industries – common frameworks; Supporting creative industries at the EU level; National policies for creative industries.
- Creativity in groups – creative leadershipCreative leadership; Process approach studies; Handling conflicts in groups.
- Idea generation and creativity techniquesBrainstorming; Six thinking hats; Mind mapping; Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ); Synectics; Design thinking; Morphological analysis; Method of focal objects; Other techniques.
- Creativity and corporate cultureAssessing organizational climate; Time pressure and creativity; Idea management structures; Enriching organization and workplace.
- Concepts of creativity in psychologyBehaviorist and Freudian conceptions of creativity; Conceptions of the artist (as divine inspiration and imagination); Rationalist conceptions of creativity (as generated by the intelligent mind); Romanticist conceptions of creativity (as generated by irrational unconscious); Children and creativity; Myths about creativity; Other concepts.
- Assessing individual creativityIndividualist definition and assessment of creativity; Self-reports; Remote Associates Test; Divergent thinking (DT) tests; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking; Assessing creativity in science.
- Increasing your own creativityEducation and creativity; How to be more creative; Creativity training.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.25 * Seminars + 0.25 * Class assignments + 0.5 * Exam
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- John Newbigin. (2019). The creative economy - where did it come from and where is it going? Chapters, 21. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.h.elg.eechap.18292.1
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- Sternberg, R. (2017). Creativity support policies as a means of development policy for the global South? A critical appraisal of the UNESCO Creative Economy Report 2013. Regional Studies, 51(2), 336–345. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2016.1174844
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- Anthony Killick. (2019). Resisting the Creative Economy on Liverpool’s North Shore: Art-Based Political Communication in Practice. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, (1). https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.307
- Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Happiness and creativity: Going with the flow. Futurist, 31(5), 8. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=9710064070
- LEONARD, D., & RAYPORT, J. F. (1997). Spark Innovation through Empathic Design. Harvard Business Review, 75(6), 102–113. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=9711071080
- Pritzker, S. R., & Runco, M. A. (2011). Encyclopedia of Creativity (Vol. 2nd ed). San Diego: Academic Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=368694
- Sawyer, K. (2011). The Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity: A Critical Review. Creativity Research Journal, 23(2), 137–154. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2011.571191
- Sukma, M., Hartono, D., & Prihawantoro, S. (2018). The Impacts Analysis of Creative-Products Export on the Economy. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.8FD88C4