Creativity and Innovation in Organizations (SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series)
ISBN 10: 113872310X
ISBN 13: 978-1138723108
This volume presents a distinctly multilevel perspective on creativity and innovation that considers individual-level, team-level, and firm-level factors. In illustrating these factors, this volume presents both theoretical and practical implications to guide researchers and practitioners alike in the continued study and advancement of creativity and innovation in organizations.
Chapter authors not only discuss the abilities, personality, and motivational attributes that contribute to employee creativity, but they also address the impact of leadership and climate on creative performance in teams. Subsequently, firm-level influences such as planning, learning, strategy, and professions that influence the success of creative and innovative efforts are examined.
With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, this book offers a comprehensive review of creativity and innovation to assist researchers and practitioners in their quests to understand and improve organizational creativity and innovation. This is an essential resource for scholars, researchers, or graduate students interested in creativity, innovation, and organizational behavior.
"This excellent volume offers a much-needed multi-level perspective on creativity and innovation at work. Coverage ranges from individual level processes, abilities, and personality, to team climate and processes, to firm-level strategy, planning, structure, and capabilities. The volume examines a wide variety of topics yet is coherent in its emphasis on the importance of the broader context in which creative action and innovation takes place, and the dynamic processes that make creativity and innovation possible and successful. Together, the chapters provide an insightful and timely summary and integration of this rich literature. Highly recommended for scholars and professionals who wish to gain more insight into these important 21st century skills." ― Bernard A. Nijstad, Professor of Organizational Behavior, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Creativity and Innovation in Organizations is the go-to guide for anyone interested in understanding creative performance and innovation at work." ― Ronald A. Beghetto, Editor, Journal of Creative Behavior
About the Author
Michael D. Mumford is the George Lynn Cross Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Social Research at the University of Oklahoma. Mumford is a recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workforce and the Academy of Management’s Eminent Leadership Scholar Award, as well as the Society for Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts Anaheim Award for Lifetime Contributions.
E. Michelle Todd received her doctoral degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, as well as a minor in Quantitative Psychology, from the University of Oklahoma. She has published research papers in multiple professional journals, including The Leadership Quarterly, The Creativity Research Journal, and Accountability in Research, and she has contributed book chapters on leadership, creativity, and ethics. In addition to academic work, she has worked in a variety of applied settings, including government agencies, tech start-ups, and nonprofit organizations.