Culture and Creativity in Organizations and Societies
By John Kuada and Olav Jull Sorensen (eds.)
There has, in recent years, been an increasing emphasis on the ability of employees to think differently and take chances in business as well as in social and political organizations. Concepts such as “value innovation”, “creative intelligence”, “creative leadership”, “creative capability”, and “disciplined creativity” are now invoked in academic literature and policy circles to capture the spirit of this growing need to find novel solutions to pressing problems. Studies have shown that leadership behaviour is a key factor in facilitating the desired individual and collective creative undertaking at all levels of society and within a dynamic global context. The contributions in this volume provide a good summary of the current debate in the field. The book is therefore an essential guide to scholars, students, policy makers as well as expatriates seeking insight into the current debate and/or suggestions on how to improve creativity at individual and collective levels of organizations and societies.
John Kuada is Grundfos Professor of International Business and Intercultural Management at the Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark In addition to teaching and research, Professor Kuada has an extensive experience as a business consultant and training advisor in areas of management, marketing and cross-border inter-firm relations in Europe and Africa. He is the founder and current editor of African Journal of Economic and Management Studies (published by Emerald).
Olav Jull Sørensen is a professor of International Business at the Centre of International Business (CIB), Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. He initiated the establishment of the centre in 1984, including a Master’s programme in International Business. Professor Sørensen’s major research interests include the internationalization process of companies, global industrial dynamics and global value chain, as well as government-business relations.