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Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation

Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation

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Change Management

December 2008 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"I would urge anyone with an interest in managing organisations, whether they be students or practising managers, to buy this book" - Bernard Burnes, Professor of Organisational Change, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

"Change is truly the one constant in business. As such, the ability to manage change and its drivers of innovation and creativity is essential. Thankfully, Andriopoulos and Dawson offer an exceptional treatise on this domain, insightful and engaging. I encourage management students at all levels to explore this work" - Marianne W. Lewis, Director of Kolodzik Business Scholars, University of Cincinnati

Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation brings together comprehensive aspects of change management and creativity management, providing management and HR students with an accessible and wide-ranging resource for study, debate and inspiration.

Balancing theory with practice, this book looks at the human side of managing change and creativity, treating them as interdependent aspects of management and organizations.

Topics include:

- Historical overview of business practice and theory

- Understanding creativity and change

- Managing individuals, teams and nurturing creativity

- The creative economy and future of organizations

Features include:

- Coverage of all the important recent research in the field

- Real-life topical case studies taken from the Financial Times

- Interactive resources at the end of each chapter, including questions, exercises, topics for debate, recommended reading and web resources

The Process of Change, Creativity and Innovation
An Historical Overview of Business Practice and Theory Development
Growth in the Creative Economy and the Future of Organizations
The Individual
Promoting Critical Thinking  
The Group
Nurturing Team Work  
The Leader
Promoting New Ideas at Work  
The Internal Environment
Orchestrating Structure, Systems and Resources  
Enabling and Constraining Creative Processes at Work  
The Organization
Managing Processes of Change  
Theoretical Debates and Practical Issues
Some Reflections  

Not only is this book informative and well structured. Each chapter end provides use of a reflective piece and question section to consolidate learning.

Miss Nyree Kendall
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
November 7, 2013

This is a very appropriate book for the course, but it would benefit from a second, updated edition. In the rapidly changing world of creative management (especially in the field of technology) the examples rapidly become dated.

Having said that the examples are very useful to illustrate the main text.

The module that I teach uses this as a core text, and I will positively recommend this as the module's textbook.

Dr Craig Stewart
Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Coventry University
March 13, 2013

One of the best books on managing change which considers the nurturing of creativity and innovation in contemporary organistaions.

Mr Patrick Saintas
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
March 1, 2013

An excellent book providing a thought provoking and interesting approach

Mr Alan Johnston
York St John Business School, York St John University
February 26, 2013

Not appropriate at this stage

Judith McKnight
Business & Management Department, Sunderland University
February 14, 2013

Well written up to date and readable for undergraduate course in innovation and change

Dr Mike Bagshaw
\\Business school, Worcester University
August 12, 2011

A good additional resource for the Managing and Leading Change module on the International MBA

Mr Anthony Birch
Department of Management, Birmingham City University
May 3, 2011

Recommended as supplemental reading to the Managing Organisational Transformation module.

Dr Cecile Lowe
Business School, Thames Valley University
March 17, 2011

Rare combination of useful academic and practical insights

Mr Gary Pheiffer
Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University
February 8, 2011

What I’ve really love about this book, it’s is balance between theory and practice, usually creativity & innovation in organizations fall into the “not to serious to be consider” category and therefore not addressed with the right perspective… This book changes that appraisal and gives the students or practising managers the opportunity to managing change in today’s organizations.

Professor Joaquin Carrillo
Marketing , Universidad de Colima
September 4, 2010

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Costas Andriopoulos

Constantine Andriopoulos is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, City University London. He holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde and has previously worked at the University of Strathclyde, the University of Aberdeen, Brunel University and held a Chair in Strategy at Cardiff Business School.  His research focuses on how organizational paradoxes enable innovation in a diverse range of contexts. In particular, he studies how companies in high-velocity markets can excel at both incremental (exploiting current capabilities) and discontinuous innovation (exploring into new space... More About Author

Patrick Dawson

Patrick Dawson is Professor of Change, Creativity and Innovation at the University of Adelaide and Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He holds a PhD in industrial sociology from the University of Southampton and during his early career, worked at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh. He moved to Australia in the 1980s and took up a position at the University of Adelaide.  In studying change in UK, Australia and New Zealand based organizations, Patrick has worked on a number of Australian Research Council (ARC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded projects in collaboration with... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412948531