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Unlocking Creative Management – by Chris Bilton and Stephen Cummings

January 29, 2014

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Creativity is not a tangible asset like mineral deposits that can be hoarded or fought over or even bought or sold. We must begin to think of creativity as a common good, like liberty or security. It is something essential that belongs to all of us, and that must always be fed, renewed and maintained—or else it will slip away” (Florida, 2002: xxvi).

Managers aspiring to maintain and renew this asset will find much food for thought in the recently published Handbook Of Management And Creativity, which draws on current research and case studies to consider creativity across four aspects of business: innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and organisation.

In the following article, the editors Chris Bilton and Stephen Cummings explain the importance of adopting an integrated approach.

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