MGT 531 - Creativity & Innovation
This course will review state-of-the art theoretical and applied models of creativity and innovation as they apply to a) individuals, b) groups, c) organizations, and d) historical periods and cultures. By the end of the term, students should be familiar with current thinking in the field and able to apply the concepts to relevant research problems or practical applications. Peter Drucker’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be read closely and selected analytic concepts from this text will be applied by the students to real-life problems of interest to them. Other readings will include texts by Csikszentmihalyi, Ford & Gioia, Runco & Albert, and Sternberg.