mdh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Culture for Radical Innovation - What can business learn from creative processes of contemporary dancers?
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (IPR)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6920-0428
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (IPR)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5390-6760
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The organization's culture is considered by several scholars to have significant importance for the organization's capacity for innovation. However, there is little known about the specific aspects of organizational culture that facilitates radical innovation. This research project investigates in what ways contemporary dancers creative processes may contribute to our understanding as well as to the development of radical innovation in business. By interviewing ten contemporary dancers and choreographers from different countries, we found in the analysis five elements that support their creative processes from idea to performance. These elements or categories are improvisation, reflection, personal commitment, divergence, emergent supportive structures. An interesting finding is the dancers approach to work, their mindset, which is characterized by improvisation and iteration, rather than pre-planned project goals. We argue that this approach imprint the working environment as the culture emerges through their way ofthinking, acting and relating. This study presents a systematic framework that will provide the basis for long-term strategic interventions between artists and businesses in order to enable cultural transformation towards radical innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-17461DiVA: diva2:579792
Conference
The 6th Art of Management and Organization Conference, 4-7 September, York
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bozic, NinaKöping Olsson, Bengt
By organisation
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 19 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf