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Towards a theoretical framework for creative participation : how personal characteristics influence employees' willingness to contribute ideas

Sergeeva, N. and Radosavljevic, M. (2011) Towards a theoretical framework for creative participation : how personal characteristics influence employees' willingness to contribute ideas. In: Mesquita, A. (ed.) Technology for creativity and innovation : tools, techniques and applications. IGI Global, pp. 84-103. ISBN 9781609605193

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To link to this item DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-519-3.ch004

Abstract/Summary

To retain competitiveness, succeed and flourish, organizations are forced to continuously innovate. This drive for innovation is not solely limited to product/process innovation but more profoundly relates to a continuous process of improving how organizations work internally, requiring a constant stream of ideas and suggestions from motivated employees. In this chapter we investigate some recent developments and propose a conceptual framework for creative participation as a personality driven interface between creativity and innovation. Under the assumption that employees’ intrinsic willingness to contribute novel ideas and solutions requires a set of personal characteristics and necessary skill that might well be unique to each organizational unit, the chapter then explores personal characteristics associated with creativity, innovation and innovative behavior. Various studies on the correlation between creativity and personality types are also reviewed. The chapter provides a discussion of solutions and future development together with recommendations for the future research.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Business Innovation in Construction
ID Code:29845
Publisher:IGI Global

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