Creativity and the Contemporary Economy

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Niina Koivunen, Alf Rehn
Copenhagen Business School Press DK, 2009 - Business & Economics - 262 pages
Creativity has become a central concept in trying to understand the contemporary economy. It is a universally accepted strategic asset and a key issue in developing economic policy. But at the same time, this lauding of the creative economy raises many questions. What can creativity really do for us? What challenges does it pose for the management and organization of companies? And, in an age when everyone tries to be creative, what does the concept even mean? This book deals with these issues, and is an engagement with the manifold ways in which creativity emerges as energy and functions as an organizing principle in modern organizations. The book presents a wide variety of approaches to understanding one of the most critical and exciting issues in modern management, with sections dedicated to the organization of innovation and creativity, leadership and management in creative endeavors, as well as creativity and organization change.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Innovation in the Creative Economy
33
Innovation Processes and Closure
55
The Case of Design
111
A Practice View on Opera Production
127
Leading Creativity in an Ensemble
147
Boom and Bust in the Orchestra Business
189
Change and Stability among Record Companies
207
The Management of Change at the BBC 19912002
229
After Creativity
249
About the Authors
259
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