Together with Patrick Cohendet (HEC Montreal) and Silviya Svejenova (Copenhagen Business School), Elke Schuessler (Institute of Organization Science) has edited a volume "Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey, opens an external URL in a new window" for Research in the Sociology of Organizations. The volume comprises a set of 12 articles that, together with the introduction, opens an external URL in a new window, provide a processual and practice-oriented perspective on how creativity - as an essential part of all innovation processes, not just "at the fuzzy front-end" - can be organized in different organizations and social contexts.
The papers in this volume extend our understanding of the social dynamics of organizing creativity in four directions. The first direction sheds light on the temporal dynamics of organizing creativity in artistic fields. The second direction compares creative processes in arts and science, thereby examining tensions and uncertainties in the creative process unfolding in two distinctive contexts of creativity. The third direction examines identity struggles of creative agents in organizations with clashing roles, professional norms, and ambiguities in creativity assessment. The fourth and final direction unravels the communicative journey of ideas from pitching to feedback, revealing how ideas are challenged, enriched, and acquire meaning in communicative interaction.