Title: Making creativity: the value of multiple filters in the innovation process

Authors: Quan Hoang Vuong; Nancy K. Napier

Addresses: Centre Emile Bernheim, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 50 Ave. F.D. Roosevelt, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium ' Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID., USA

Abstract: Creativity - often defined as developing something novel that fits its context, and has value - has gained increasing attention within countries and organisations, especially as more leaders see it as a renewable resource. Despite having long been studied as a concept in psychology and management theories, and recently, in neuroscience and brain research, it is often regarded as an intangible concept, resulted from a 'mysterious process'. This conceptual paper offers an applicable and practicable framework of information process of creativity that is built on previous works relating to creative disciplines and information process as critical components and inputs. The framework suggests opportunity to design empirical investigation into creativity's causality as well as a discipline of teaching creativity that helps improve creative performance, especially in an entrepreneurial space. We begin with a brief review of the creative process its connection to information processing, propose a tentative framework for integrating the two ideas, and provide examples of how it might work. We close with implications for further practical and theoretical directions for this idea.

Keywords: innovation process; multiple filters; Aha! Moment; serendipity; information processing; creativity; creative performance; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2014.068306

International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2014 Vol.3 No.4, pp.294 - 327

Accepted: 29 Jul 2014
Published online: 08 Apr 2015 *

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