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Innovation and creativity in organizations

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    Rights statement: "The final version of this chapter has been published in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology:Managerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. ©SAGE Publications Ltd. 2018. It is available at: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-industrial-work-organizational-psychology/book236914

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationManagerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches
EditorsDeniz S Ones, Neil Anderson, Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Handan Kepir Sinangil
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN (Electronic)9781473942844
ISBN (Print)9781446207239
Publication statusPublished - 2018


This chapter presents a state-of-the-science review of research in the areas of applied psychology into creativity and innovation in organizations. In overviewing the growing body of research findings into innovation and creativity in organizations (ICO), we present a critical summary of present findings and thinking in this topic area. Definitions of the seconcepts are reviewed initially, and a recent integrative definition noted. We then review extant research findings at three distinct levels-of-analysis: the individual, work group or team, and organizational level. Noting the growth in research at all three levels-of-analysis,we then consider a number of innovative directions that appear fruitful for future research efforts to be concentrated upon. In conclusion, we highlight the importance of ICO research within IWO Psychology and express our hopes that research in this area will continue to flourish and synergistically influence organizational and managerial practices in different countries.

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  • innovation, creativity at work, organizational change

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