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Creativity and cognitive processes: Multi-level linkages between individual and team cognition

Multi-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1476-8, eISBN: 978-1-84950-553-6

ISSN: 1475-9144

Publication date: 25 March 2008

Abstract

This chapter provides an in-depth understanding of the cognitive processes that facilitate creativity from a multi-level perspective. Because cognitive processes are viewed as residing within the individual and as an individual-level phenomenon, it is not surprising that a plethora of research has focused on various cognitive processes involved in creative production at the individual level and the factors that may facilitate or hinder the successful application of these processes. Of course, individuals do not exist in a vacuum, and many organizations are utilizing teams and groups to facilitate creative problem solving. We therefore extend our knowledge from the individual to the team level and group level, providing more than 50 propositions for testing and discussing their implications for future research.

Citation

Reiter-Palmon, R., Herman, A.E. and Yammarino, F.J. (2008), "Creativity and cognitive processes: Multi-level linkages between individual and team cognition", Mumford, M.D., Hunter, S.T. and Bedell-Avers, K.E. (Ed.) Multi-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation (Research in Multi-Level Issues, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 203-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1475-9144(07)00009-4

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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