Table of Contents

Handbook of Management and Creativity

Handbook of Management and Creativity

Elgar original reference

Edited by Chris Bilton and Stephen Cummings

This Handbook draws on current research and case studies to consider how managers can become more creative across four aspects of their business: innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and organisation – and does so in an accessible, engaging and user-friendly format.

Chapter 7: Learning to fail: lessons from Happenstance

Chris Bilton

Subjects: business and management, organisational innovation, organisation studies, strategic management, economics and finance, services, innovation and technology, organisational innovation


In the introduction to this handbook we have argued that a creative approach to management strives to connect different competences and fields of endeavour. This chapter considers three such connections. First, the chapter will highlight the relationship between experimental innovation and entrepreneurial drive and purpose. Second, the chapter identifies the importance of failure and doubt in a creative process and applies this to entrepreneurial risk-taking. Third, the chapter considers differing approaches to entrepreneurial risk-taking in the arts and in technology. The chapter is framed by a case study of Happenstance, a funded research project exploring the relationship between technological and artistic processes and mentalities in three UK arts organisations.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information