Managing transformation with creativity
In changing and competitive global environments, companies and societies can only adapt and survive by constant transformation, building on creativity and innovation. But how can creativity of people, the so called knowledge-workers, be managed within companies? What kind of labour market and employment institutions best foster creativity? What kind of democratic institutions are best suited to promote and select new ideas? What kind of business models can support such changes?
The current economic crisis has stressed the need for innovative, creative solutions or new business models, perhaps amounting even to deep paradigm shifts. But how can such business and social transformations be managed, both at social and business level? Can they be managed at all, or will they result from spontaneous social (r)evolutions?
Contributions from various areas of management are welcome; scholars in other disciplines offering new perspectives on the conference theme are also encouraged to participate. The conference will focus on the following topics:
- Transformation Management
- Creativity, Innovation, and Technology
- Knowledge Management and Human Resources
- Business Administration, Organization, and Marketing
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- E-business and Information Technology
- Social Issues in Management
- Sustainable Development
- Economic, Financial and Legal Issues in Management
- Research Methods