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CODA: Creativity and Improvisation in Jazz and Organizations: Implications for Organizational Learning

Barrett, F. CODA: Creativity and Improvisation in Jazz and Organizations: Implications for Organizational Learning. Organization Science, vol. 9, n. 5. (sept-oct. 1998). Pp. 605-622. We must simply act, fully knowing our ignorance of possible consequences. Kenneth Arrow, economist I think

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Balancing Act: Learning from Organizing Practices in Cultural Industries

Lampel, J., Lant, T, Shamsie, J. Balancing Act: Learning from Organizing Practices in Cultural Industries. Organization Science, Vol. 11, n. 3. (May-June 2000). 263-269. Cultural goods Non-material goods directed at a public of consumers for whom they generally serve as

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Designing for Business, Consulting for Innovation

Kelley, T. 1999. Designing for Business, Consulting for Innovation. Design Management Journal Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 30-34. A history of priorities: watching innovation rise to the top Why does a successful organization look outside for product design and development? Raw

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The IDEO Difference

Fredman, C. The IDEO Difference. Hemispheres. August 2002 Until innovation reaches the marketplace, it’s of no value to business. The truth is that customers often ask you to do wrong things, not because they’re difficult to deal with but because

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The Empathy Economy + The Ideo Way

Nussbaum, N. 2005. The Empathy Economy + The Ideo Way. Business Week. March 8, 2005. You can’t Six Sigma your way to high‐impact innovation, but you can design your company to generate products and services that provide great consumer experiences,

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Design as a knowledge agent. How design as a knowledge process is embedded into organizations to foster innovation

Bertola, P. &  J.C. Teixeira. 2003. Design as a knowledge agent. How design as a knowledge process is embedded into organizations to foster innovation. Design Studies Vol 24 No. 2. Knowledge plays an important role inside business innovation, not only

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Conceptualizing innovation orientation: a framework for study and integration of innovation research

Siguaw, J., Simpson, P., Enz, C.  2006.  Conceptualizing innovation orientation: a framework for study and integration of innovation research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 23, p. 556-574. A firm’s longterm success may rely more on an overall firm-level innovation

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My customer, my co-innovator

Schrage, M.  (2006).  My customer, my co-innovator, Booz Allen Strategy+Business, 4 pages. The innovation that matters isn’t what the innovator offers; it’s what the customer adopts. The most valuable “platforms” can be creatively and cost-effectively sold or lent to customers,

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Assessing the Work Environment for Creativity

Amabile et al. 1996. Assessing the Work Environment for Creativity. Academy of Management Journal. Vol 39, n. 5, pp. 1154-1184. We assume that the social environment can influence both the level and the frequency of creative behavior. Creativity The production

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Employee Creativity: Personal and Contextual Factors at Work

Oldham, G. & A. Cummings. 1996. Employee Creativity: Personal and Contextual Factors at Work. Academy of Management Journal. Vol 39, n. 3, pp. 607-634. Creativity Most contemporary researchers and theorists have adopted a definition that focuses on the product or

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