Capitalizing on Creativity at Work
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Capitalizing on Creativity at Work

Fostering the Implementation of Creative Ideas in Organizations

Edited by Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Černe, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen

How does one implement highly creative ideas in the workplace? Though creativity fuels modern businesses and organizations, imaginative ideas are less likely to be implemented than moderate ones. The crux of this issue is explored as contributors present and analyze remedies for capitalizing on highly creative ideas.
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Chapter 25: Succeeding with capitalizing on creativity: an integrative framework

Miha Škerlavaj, Anders Dysvik, Matej Černe and Arne Carlsen


Looking across the chapters in this anthology one might recognize four recurring patterns deterministic of capitalizing on creative ideas at work. These four common threads are: (1) bottom-up micro-emergence; (2) top-down contextual influences; (3) leadership; and (4) cyclic and polar processes (see Table 25.1, and Table 25A.1 in the Appendix). In terms of bottom-up emergence processes, we observe that contributions in the book predominantly address micro-level innovation processes (Chapters 2, 3 and 4), how ideas emerge and evolve from individuals up into the teams. However, there are also attempts (Chapters 5, 6 and 7) to utilize novel developments in multi-level theorizing and methodology to understand idea capitalization across levels of analysis (from the individual to the team level).

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