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Mi

23

Aug

2017

Kulturelle Einflüsse auf die nationale Innovationsfähigkeit

Viola Isabel Nyssen Guillén und ich haben in der Zeitschrift WiSt - Wirschaftswissenschaftliches Studium einen Beitrag mit dem Titel "Kulturelle Einflüsse auf die nationale Innovationsfähigkeit" veröffentlicht. Hier ist der Abstract:

 

Der Beitrag untersucht den Zusammenhang zwischen den Hofstede-Kulturdimensionen und der Innovationsfähigkeit von Ländern. Dazu wurde eine empirische Untersuchung durchgeführt und mit bestehenden Forschungsarbeiten verglichen. Insgesamt stimmen die Ergebnisse weitgehend überein: Machtdistanz und Unsicherheitsvermeidung haben einen negativen Einfluss auf die nationale Innovationsfähigkeit. Individualismus, Langzeitorientierung und Nachgiebigkeit weisen einen positiven Zusammenhang auf. Bei Maskulinität lässt sich kein eindeutiger Zusammenhang ermitteln.

 

Link zum Artikel: 10.15358/0340-1650-2017-7-8-25

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Mi

26

Jul

2017

Creative Heuristics

Creativity in inventive problem solving usually takes place in the middle of the continuum of sheer chance and safe bet. Inventors normally use creative heuristics which provide them with promising search fields and directions for inventive problems. The paper at hand analyzes the existing frameworks of heuristic principles described in scientific literature about invention and insight, and proposes a framework of creative heuristics. Furthermore existing heuristics from invention and insight research are allocated to the principles in the framework. Thus, the proposed framework of creative heuristics can be used as a toolbox in creative or inventive problem solving and as a means to promote creativity in engineering education.

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Fr

14

Jul

2017

Spannungsfelder Corporate Creativity in der ZOE

In der aktuellen Ausgabe der Zeitschrift OrganisationsEntwicklung (03/2017) ist ein Artikel von mir mit dem Titel "Spannungsfelder der Corporate Creativity" erschienen. Hier ist der Abstract zum Artikel:

 

Die Definition von Kreativität basiert auf einer Spannung aus Originalität und Effektivität. Der Beitrag untersucht die Auswirkungen dieser Spannung auf ein kreativitätsförderliches Arbeitsumfeld. Veranschaulicht werden diese Spannungsfelder und die anzustrebende Balance mit dem so genannten Wertequadrat.

 

Link zum Artikel: https://zoe-online.owlit.de/document.aspx?docid=ZOE1242544&authentication=none

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So

23

Apr

2017

Dao of Innovation in Kindai Management Review

My colleague Anke Scherer and I published an article called "The Dao of Innovation" in the current issue (5, 2017) of Kindai Management Review, a prestigious Japanese management journal:

 

Abstract

A central question for managers in charge of innovation is to what extent creativity and innovation can be controlled and supervised, or whether they just have to be set free and allowed to take shape. In assessing this dilemma the authors conclude that there is a contradiction of action versus inaction on the personal level as well as a contradiction of control versus loss of control on the organizational level. What European innovators can learn from philosophical Daoism is an attitude that allows a process to just develop “naturally” and refrains from premature interference with the intention to permanently be in control. In business structures that judge everything according to its usefulness, i.e. profitability for the company, a look at the laid-back attitude of Daoism where usefulness and uselessness are relative qualities might relief the pressure on people to perform in a premeditated way. Innovation can be supported, but creativity cannot be forced. It can only be allowed to happen when control, interference, and action are balanced out with non-interference, and go-with-the-flow. This attitude in not an excuse for stressed-out managers to neglect their duty, but a time honoured worldview of one of the oldest civilizations in the world that can give them the sovereignty to “get out of the way” and let innovation happen.

 

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Sa

28

Jan

2017

Tensions in Corporate Creativity

In October 2016 I gave a presentation at the 5th M-Sphere Conference in Dubrovnik about tensions in corporate creativity. Meanwhile the proceedings of the conference have been published as a Book of Papers containing my contribution "Tensions in Corporate Creativity". Here is the abstract:

 

The standard definition of creativity is based on a tension between originality and effectiveness. Borrowing from the wave-particle duality in physics one could say that there is an originality-effectiveness duality at work for creativity. The paper explores how this tension pervades Amabile’s (1997) componential theory of organizational creativity with the components
organizational motivation, management practices (including work assignment and work control) and resources. As a method the so called value square (“Wertequadrat”) developed by Helwig (1967) and Schulz von Thun (1998) is used which balances a value with its countervalue. The author identifies a tension of corporate tradition and corporate change for organizational motivation, a tension of skills and challenges for work assignment, a tension of management by control and management by loss of control for work control as well as a tension of organizational efficiency and organizational slack for resources. Additionally different implications of these tensions for the resistance of a company to creativity, for an organizational climate conducive to creativity as well as for resource allocation in creative endeavours are discussed.

 

The full paper can be found here.

 

For more information on the M-Sphere Conference go to the following website: http://m-sphere.com.hr/

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