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CREATIVITY - THE ANGEL OR DEVIL IN THE INNOVATION EDEN

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Proceedings (Editor)

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Participatory Innovation Conference 2018


Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the implementing an innovation work model in workplaces in regard to creativity. The main contribution is to discuss how creativity is understood in a commonplace innovation context today and to develop a deepened understanding of creativity and its constituents. In our case, it is the element of criticism that is underlined concerning the creative process. In order to enable sustainable and fruitful participatory innovation, in an everyday struggle for innovations, creativity needs to be practiced as the revitalizing potential and diversity-affirming force – sometimes not so pleasant – that is to be expected based on what definitions and descriptions suggests. With the support of examples from previous research and with reference to creative destruction that has been present in regard to change, in philosophy and national economics, since the nineteenth century, we argue that this rarely happens because of the way implementing participatory innovation processes is described, motivated and conducted. In short: In this presentation, we want to underline the importance of a critical element in creative processes aiming for innovations. We do this with support from voices withing contemporary projects and philosophy.

Bibtex

@proceedings{Koping Olsson5026,
author = {Bengt K{\"o}ping Olsson and Anna-Lena Carlsson},
title = {CREATIVITY - THE ANGEL OR DEVIL IN THE INNOVATION EDEN},
pages = {167--176},
month = {January},
year = {2018},
url = {http://www.ipr.mdh.se/publications/5026-}
}