Creativity & Innovation Need to Talk More

8 May, 2014 / Articles
fernando fischmann

Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in both the business world or academic research, according to a recent study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University.

The findings are the result of the authors’ review of the rapidly growing body of research into creativity and innovation in the workplace, with particular attention to the period from 2002 to 2013.

“There are many of us who study employee creativity and many of us who study innovation and idea implementation, but we don’t talk to each other; we’re siloed,” said Jing Zhou, the Houston Endowment Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. “The review’s goal is to integrate both.” Zhou co-authored the paper with Neil Anderson, a professor of human resource management at Brunel, and Kristina Potocnik, a lecturer in human resource management at Edinburgh. The paper will be published in the Journal of Management’s annual review issue.

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