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Understanding initiatives for creativity and innovation - reactive or proactive?
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2010 (English)In: Dynamics of Innovation / [ed] Huizingh K R E, Conn S, Torkkeli M and Bitran I, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

By focusing on individual initiatives, creativity in innovation research can improve. This article examines how to understand initiatives that encourage creativity and innovation (implemented creativity) by further developing an existing theoretical framework on change. After conducting a literature review, the authors categorized the literature into proactive and reactive initatives. Initatives found for creativity were changing, improving and influencing the company´s life-cycle with disciplined creativity (proactive) or responding to the life-cycle (reactive). Analyse, listen, monitor, and respond (reactive evolutionary) or change and influence users and markets (proactive evolutionary) or change and influence users and markets (proactive evolutionary). React, respond and be inspired by a goal/problem determined by outside forces (reactive teleological) or find a self-starting goal/problem (proactive). Create and interact with networks (proactive dynamic) or react and respond to the socio-political trends (reactive dynamic) The article ends with a first attempt to create a tool for diagnosing initiatives for creativity and innovation.

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Initiatives; reactive; proactive; innovation; creativity; change
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62159ISBN: 978-952-214-926-8OAI: diva2:374888
The XXI ISPIM Conference (International Society for Professional Innovation Management)
Available from: 2010-12-06 Created: 2010-11-19 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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