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ERIC Number: EJ1088442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
A Psychological Taxonomy of Organizational Innovation: Resolving the Paradoxes
Cropley, David; Cropley, Arthur
Creativity Research Journal, v24 n1 p29-40 2012
The process of innovation involves numerous contradictions not adequately addressed by business-oriented approaches, in particular the problem that what seem to be mutually antagonistic factors are involved. Psychological research on creativity, especially the 4 "Ps" (process, person, product, and press) and the paradoxes of creativity offers a framework which can be drawn upon in order to resolve these contradictions. When the "Ps" and the paradoxes are mapped onto a phase model of creativity expanded to go beyond generation of effective novelty to encompass implementation of the novelty, they yield a differentiated taxonomy of innovation. This offers a framework for goal-directed research, as well as insights into how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a particular organization and into how managers can direct the innovation process in an optimal way.
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Language: English
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