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ERIC Number: EJ879924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Relationship between Innovation and Professional Communication in the "Creative" Economy
Hailey, David; Cox, Matthew; Loader, Emily
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v40 n2 p125-141 2010
We evaluate 45 jobs professional communicators might occupy. Specifically, we examine the impact of creativity on careers that may become more or less easily outsourced domestically or offshore in the future. We are unable to find any particular relationship between creativity, per se, and job security. Instead, we find that people with knowledge of the processes required for innovation are more valued by industry than those recognized as creative. We suggest that to be prepared for the evolution of the global economy, technical communicators and their educators should understand "innovation" in its formal context and be able to apply that knowledge in their workplaces and classrooms.
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Language: English
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