An Inter-Disciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Research Handbook
Edited by Eric Shiu
Routledge – 2014 – 338 pages
Routledge – 2014 – 338 pages
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:
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 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
Introduction Part I: Holistic Understanding of Inter-Disciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Creativity 1. Education, Business and Psychology: Finding the Common Threads 2. Interdisciplinarity and Scientific creativity 3. Research and Theories on the Biological and Neuropsychological Basis of Creativity 4. Creativity in Multidisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity and Cross-Disciplinarity 5. The Economic Perspective on Creativity and Innovation Part II: Environmental Determinants of Creativity 6. A Creativity Friendly Environment 7. A Comparison between Children and Adults in their Creativity and its Related Variable Part III: Creativity Research in Organizations 8. Effects of Organizational Creativity on Employee Stress and Psychological Wellbeing 9. Impact of Play on Workplace Creativity 10. Factors of Novelty and Meaningfulness of New Product Creativity Part IV: Creativity Research in Music 11. Creativity in and through Music: Conceptions and Effects of Musical Training 12. Societal Benefits of Musical Creativity Part V: Creativity Research in Education 13. Creative and Critical Thinking in Interdisciplinary Doctoral Education 14. Creativity and Creative Self-Expression in the Context of Well-Being and Health 15. Exploring the Tensions between Education for Creativity and the Demands of Accountability in Education in Australia 16. Developing Experts in Scholarship: The Role of Reflection in Creative Learning 17. Conclusion
Eric Shiu is 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 as Technovation, Journal of Marketing Management, Service Industries Journal and Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development