Much has been researched and written about the emergence of improvisation processes within organizational contexts. Although still scarce, research on organizational improvisation has evolved from a jazz and theater metaphor to empirical and conceptual organizational frameworks, creating a consolidated organizational theoretical body. This Elgar Introduction discusses major theoretical advances in organizational improvisation, which the authors view as the process of improvisation that occurs within an organizational context, whether at the individual, team, or organizational level. Grounded in rigorous academic work to date, this book speaks both to scholars interested in developing research on organizational improvisation and to managers who face rapid change with crucial consequences.
What is creativity and how can we best nurture creativity in different contexts? Drawing on a wide range of cases from the arts, business, design, media and sports, Creativities encourages readers to discover, mix, and adapt their own version of creativity, rather than attempting to imitate or follow ‘best practice’.
With the paradigm shift in consumption habits during the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the digital transformation of supply-chain operations, Configured by Consumption is a timely reflection on the technological evolution of production-consumption cycles since the genesis of industrialization. Forward-thinking, it contemplates the digital future of logistics and supply chain operations in the face of evolving consumer demand.
Presenting fascinating new insights on gender and innovation with a central focus on the experiences of women innovators, this book explores different geographic and institutional contexts through a series of in-depth case studies. It investigates how intersecting characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity as well as broader contextual factors enable and constrain the innovation activities and ambitions of women.