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Creativity and entrepreneurship: changing currents in education and public life

Contributor(s): Book, Lynn [Editor] | Phillips, David Peter [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cheltenham, UK Edward Elgar 2013Description: xxv, 176 p.ISBN: 9780857937193.Subject(s): Creative ability in business | Business and education | Entrepreneurship | Higher education | Creative ability in business | Business and education | Enseignement commercial | EntrepreneursDDC classification: 370.113 Summary: While creativity and entrepreneurship may appear to be unlikely allies, they are increasingly intersecting to produce economic and social value in new and exciting ways. This groundbreaking volume examines how creativity and entrepreneurship can be used in conjunction to foster positive change and innovation, particularly in areas such as higher education and sustainable global development. The essays in this volume discuss the ways in which creativity and entrepreneurship challenge and disrupt conventional structures and effect positive transformations in people, institutions, cultures and societies. The contributors hail from a variety of backgrounds – including academia, business, the arts and sciences and public policy – and offer a wealth of interdisciplinary perspectives and new ways of thinking about creative and entrepreneurial processes. In addition to its lucid and comprehensive discussion of current issues in the field, this book also offers insightful education and policy recommendations for developing and fostering future collaboration between creative and entrepreneurial enterprises in both theoretical and practical contexts. Students, professors, researchers and policymakers in a variety of creative and business-related fields will find much of interest in this innovative and diverse volume. (http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/creativity-and-entrepreneurship)
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Table of Contents:


PART I: REIMAGINING HIGHER EDUCATION: CREATIVE EXPERIMENTS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
1. Creativity in the Liberal Arts
Lynn Book

2. Academic Intellectual Entrepreneurs
Liora Bresler

3. Natural History Meets Personal History
Heidi LaMoreaux

4. Social Entrepreneurship as Change Agent in the Academy
David P. Phillips

PART II: DISCIPLINARY IMMIGRANTS: STRATEGIES IN CREATIVE PROCESS AND PRACTICE
5. Worldplay as Creative Practice and Educational Strategy
Michele Root-Bernstein

6. Sharing Creativity through the Mirror Neuron System
Glenna Batson

7. How to Make an Entrepreneur
Carolyn D. Roark, Kevin Daum and Mary Abrahams

8. Success and Failure on Innovative Group Projects
Beth Altringer

9. Interdisciplinarity, Critical Inquiry and the Art/Science Interface
Andrew S. Yang

PART III: PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE DUTY OF IMAGINATION
10. Teaching Interdisciplinarity, Creativity and Innovation in Business Communication for a Global Marketplace
Marilyn S. Sarow and Bonnye E. Stuart

11. Overcoming Obstacles to Creativity in Geographically Fragmented Environments
Dwayne W. Godwin, Walter Wiggins, Satoru Hayasaka, Paul Laurienti and Jennifer Stapleton-Kotloski

12. Creative Citizenry in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies
Musetta Durkee

13. The Empathy Imperative
Lyndon Rego and Philipp Essl

14. Training the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs
Scott Sherman


While creativity and entrepreneurship may appear to be unlikely allies, they are increasingly intersecting to produce economic and social value in new and exciting ways. This groundbreaking volume examines how creativity and entrepreneurship can be used in conjunction to foster positive change and innovation, particularly in areas such as higher education and sustainable global development.

The essays in this volume discuss the ways in which creativity and entrepreneurship challenge and disrupt conventional structures and effect positive transformations in people, institutions, cultures and societies. The contributors hail from a variety of backgrounds – including academia, business, the arts and sciences and public policy – and offer a wealth of interdisciplinary perspectives and new ways of thinking about creative and entrepreneurial processes. In addition to its lucid and comprehensive discussion of current issues in the field, this book also offers insightful education and policy recommendations for developing and fostering future collaboration between creative and entrepreneurial enterprises in both theoretical and practical contexts.

Students, professors, researchers and policymakers in a variety of creative and business-related fields will find much of interest in this innovative and diverse volume.

(http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/creativity-and-entrepreneurship)

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