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By Felix von Held

Creativity in companies has develop into a key subject of organizational learn. This paintings expands on latest examine through exploring creativity within the dynamics of social networks. Collective creativity is brought as a relevant a part of organizational studying and visible because the expression of creativity at the collective point. The learn is ready to empirically investigate creativity within the improvement of social constructions. For the review of creativity this paintings applies a longitudinal learn layout by means of combining social community research with creativity stories. The method allows to narrate creativity signs with social community measures. it's in response to an empirical research of innovation initiatives within the automobile and thereby extends present learn and theories on creativity, social community dynamics and organizational learning.

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Therefore, group learning is grounded in individual learning and problemoriented creative activities (Ellström, 2001; Järvinen and Poikela, 2001), but is equally expressed in the social structure. 1). Again, the aim of this study is to link the two research domains in order to develop a deeper understanding of creativity in learning processes. 2 Individual Creativity in the Context of Learning The aim of this section is to add a new research perspective by defining the role of creativity in learning processes on the individual level.

Although researchers in self-determination theory assumed this in the 1970s (Deci, 1975), studies in the 1980s could not back up these assumptions; indeed, Ryan (1982) showed that ex55 trinsic incentives can have positive effects on intrinsic motivation. Processes of internalisation and integration can transform externally motivated behaviour into self-determined action (Deci & Ryan, 1993; Harteis, Bauer, Festner, Gruber, & Heid, 2005). Furthermore, this compensation effect has been empirically tested in relation to creativity.

In addition the inventor has to know the rules of the domain, for instance marketing, in which he or she operates so that his or her ideas make sense in this environment. This is crucial in order to develop actions or products which are not seen as bizarre, but as valuable and acceptable. An innovator has to know the rules of the culture to per58 sude the gatekeepers of the economic and political resources, which are needed for the realization of his/her ideas. It is clear by now that organizational learning is as much an individual as it is a social activity.

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