While creativity and entrepreneurship may appear to be unlikely allies, they are increasingly intersecting to produce economic and social value in new and exciting ways. This groundbreaking volume examines how creativity and entrepreneurship can be used in conjunction to foster positive change and innovation, particularly in areas such as higher education and sustainable global development.
The essays in this volume discuss the ways in which creativity and entrepreneurship challenge and disrupt conventional structures and effect positive transformations in people, institutions, cultures and societies. The contributors hail from a variety of backgrounds - including academia, business, the arts and sciences and public policy - and offer a wealth of interdisciplinary perspectives and new ways of thinking about creative and entrepreneurial processes. In addition to its lucid and comprehensive discussion of current issues in the field, this book also offers insightful education and policy recommendations for developing and fostering future collaboration between creative and entrepreneurial enterprises in both theoretical and practical contexts.
Students, professors, researchers and policymakers in a variety of creative and business-related fields will find much of interest in this innovative and diverse volume.
Edited by Lynn Book, Associate Director, Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance and David P. Phillips, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Women's and Gender Studies and Japanese Studies, Wake Forest University, US
Contents: Introduction Lynn Book and David P. Phillips PART I: REIMAGINING HIGHER EDUCATION: CREATIVE EXPERIMENTS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 1. Creativity in the Liberal Arts Lynn Book 2. Academic Intellectual Entrepreneurs Liora Bresler 3. Natural History Meets Personal History Heidi LaMoreaux 4. Social Entrepreneurship as Change Agent in the Academy David P. Phillips PART II: DISCIPLINARY IMMIGRANTS: STRATEGIES IN CREATIVE PROCESS AND PRACTICE 5. Worldplay as Creative Practice and Educational Strategy Michele Root-Bernstein 6. Sharing Creativity through the Mirror Neuron System Glenna Batson 7. How to Make an Entrepreneur Carolyn D. Roark, Kevin Daum and Mary Abrahams 8. Success and Failure on Innovative Group Projects Beth Altringer 9. Interdisciplinarity, Critical Inquiry and the Art/Science Interface Andrew S. Yang PART III: PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE DUTY OF IMAGINATION 10. Teaching Interdisciplinarity, Creativity and Innovation in Business Communication for a Global Marketplace Marilyn S. Sarow and Bonnye E. Stuart 11. Overcoming Obstacles to Creativity in Geographically Fragmented Environments Dwayne W. Godwin, Walter Wiggins, Satoru Hayasaka, Paul Laurienti and Jennifer Stapleton-Kotloski 12. Creative Citizenry in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies Musetta Durkee 13. The Empathy Imperative Lyndon Rego and Philipp Essl 14. Training the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs Scott Sherman Index