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
Supplementary material available for this title includes:
• PowerPoint presentations for all chapters (the slides are outlines to assist you with your lectures)
• Jpegs of all figures and tables
All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.
Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:
If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.
We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.
If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.
Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.
Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.