Creativity is currently ranked among the most critical skills required to address issues and exploit opportunities created by the 4th Industrial Revolution. It functions as problem solver and idea generator, and is an essential component of innovation. In an increasingly aggressive global business environment, the ability of a nation to compete is of utmost importance for economic survival and growth via innovation. Exploring creativity and innovation discusses all the aspects of innovation, including the creative person, process and outcome; and now also includes a section on design thinking that facilitates modern creative behaviour in an array of business and organisational environments.
Exploring creativity and innovation follows a process approach and provides locally relevant examples and case studies to help readers clearly understand the concepts of innovation and innovation management, and to situate them within the African context.
SECTION A: Creativity
Chapter 1: The role of and need for the “new” (the context, need and nature of innovation)
Chapter 2: The creative person and the environment
Chapter 3: The creative process
Chapter 4: Design thinking
Chapter 5: The creative outcome
SECTION B: Innovation
Chapter 6: Introduction to innovation: linking invention to market
Chapter 7: Models, processes and patterns
Chapter 8: Business model to business plan
Chapter 9: Product development
SECTION C: Management
Chapter 10: Mananging innovation
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