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Creative Management and Development has been updated with newly commissioned and leading edge chapters on intuitive cognition, complexity, emotion, team innovation, development, and well-being. The textbook retains seminal papers on creativity, perception, style, culture, and sustainable development. The contributors to this textbook represent a broad spectrum of perspectives from among the most distinguished names in the field. They give a clear overview of the topics discussed while explaining their practical implications. This textbook is published as a Course Reader for The Open University Course Creativity, Innovation and Change (B822) but will engage and challenge students interested in creative ways of managing, different approaches to developing creativity in organizations and creative leadership.


The authors in this section show that if organizations wish to capitalize on creativity, innovation and knowledge they are well advised to allow space for implicit, analogical and other non-formal ways of thinking. Claxton outlines the importance of intuitive expertise and implicit learning. Nonaka and Takeuchi illustrate how Japanese firms make use of metaphor and hands on experience to assist knowledge creation. Sparrow outlines the role of emotion and imagery in creative cognition.

Guy Claxton, a cognitive psychologist and educator, outlines the reasons why creativity and innovation may benefit from a receptive form of thinking that allows intuitive knowledge to be heard. Studies of what managers actually do by Mintzberg and others have shown that managers, like the rest of the population, rely heavily on ...

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