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The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation (Oxford Library of Psychology)

Paul B. Paulus (Editor), Bernard A. Nijstad (Editor)

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Although creativity is often considered an individual ability or activity, innovation in teams and organizations involves collaboration of people with diverse perspectives, knowledge, and skills. The effective development of collaborative innovations and solutions to problems is critical to
the success of teams and organizations, but research has also demonstrated many factors which tend to limit the effectiveness of collaborative innovation of groups and teams. This volume highlights recent theoretical, empirical, and practical developments that provide a solid basis for the practice
of collaborative innovation and future research. It draws from a broad range of research perspectives including cognition, social influence, groups, teams, creativity, communication, networks, information systems, organizational psychology, engineering, computer science, and the arts. This volume
is an important source of information for students, scholars, practitioners, and others interested in understanding the complexity of the group creative process and tapping the creative potential of groups and teams.

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780190648077, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2019



About the Author

Paul B. Paulus is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he has also served as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Dean of the College of Science. A visiting scholar at six universities, he has published extensively on issues related to groupprocesses and creativity, including eight books with two in progress. Bernard A. Nijstad is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He served as an associate editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and has published widely on topics of (group) creativity and innovation as well as on group processesmore generally.