Creativity Research: An Inter-disciplinary And Multi-disciplinary Research Handbook by Eric ShiuCreativity Research: An Inter-disciplinary And Multi-disciplinary Research Handbook by Eric Shiu

Creativity Research: An Inter-disciplinary And Multi-disciplinary Research Handbook

EditorEric Shiu

Hardcover | March 3, 2014

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Compared to its 'cousin' innovation, academic research on creativity has been less well covered in journals and books. This is despite the fact that creativity has a profound role in many different subject disciplines.

This book is a unique collection of some of the latest research from a range of leading creativity researchers. Providing a clear understanding of the main concepts, this book:

  • Introduces creativity from an inter-disciplinary perspective
  • Discusses the environmental determinants of creativity development
  • Explores creativity research in the differing disciplines of business, music and education

Creativity Research will be of interest and importance to researchers across a variety of subject disciplines, as well as students and practitioners of creativity, innovation and organizational behaviour, amongst others.

Eric Shiuis Lecturer in Marketing at Birmingham University, UK. He specializes in the research and teaching of marketing in general and innovation and creativity in particular. He has published widely in quality journals such asTechnovation,Journal of Marketing Management,Service Industries JournalandJournal of Small Business and Enter...
Title:Creativity Research: An Inter-disciplinary And Multi-disciplinary Research HandbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 3, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415624568

ISBN - 13:9780415624565


Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Holistic Understanding of Inter-Disciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Creativity  1. Looking at Creativity Through a Business-Psychology-Education (BPE) Lens: The challenge and benefits of listening to eachother  2. Interdisciplinarity and Scientific Creativity  3. Biological and Neuropsycological Aspects of Creativity  4. Creativity in Cross-Disciplinary Research  5. The Psychoeconomic Perspective on Creativity and Innovation  Part II: Environmental Determinants of Creativity 6. The Creatove Place: The impact of different environmental factors on creativity 7. Exploring the Potential Relationship between Children's Modern Electronic Hobbies and their CreativityPart III: Creativity Research in Organizations 8. Creativity at Work and its Relation to Well-being 9. Play as Facilitator of Organizational Creativity 10. Creative Climate, Creativity Capabilities, and New Product Creativity in the Internet Communication Space Part IV: Creativity Research in Music 11. Musical Thinking as a kind of Creative Thinking 12. Musical Creativity as a Tool for Inclusion Part V: Creativity Research in Education  13. Conditions for Scholarly Creativity in Interdisciplinary Doctoral Education Through an aristotelian Lens  14. Education for Creativity in an Era of Accountability in Australia  15. Developing Expert Scholars: The role of reflection in creative learning 17. Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

Eric Shiu has assembled an impressive group of international scholars to review recent research on creativity. The contributions from different disciplinary standpoints not only evaluate critically the state of current knowledge but also point to where research is needed to fill gaps in that knowledge. John A. Dawson, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, UK Scientific interest in creativity and innovation is steadily on the increase. Creativity Research reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this dynamic field by covering the latest findings of creativity researchers with a wide range of backgrounds and approaches. A very valuable handbook with many excellent contributions. Fredrik Ullen, Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden This handbook provides a unique and brilliant collection of papers addressing creativity through many different views and methods. It may serve to make educators and human resource practitioners better aware of the progress of research on creativity and of its potential contributions to promote individuals¿ wellbeing and the better functioning of organizations. Gian Vittorio Caprara, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy