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Managing Creativity by Howard Davis, Richard Scase


Managing Creativity by Howard Davis, Richard Scase

The creative industries are a growing economic as well as cultural force. This book investigates their organizational dynamics and shows how companies structure their work processes to incorporate creative employees' needs for autonomy while at the same time controlling and coordinating their output. Research in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, advertising, the recorded music industry and the performing arts is used to show the variety of ways in which organizations respond to the creative imperative. The authors help to answer a larger question which has been neglected in theories of management and organizational behaviour, namely: what should replace the management principles and practices inherited from industrial society in the types of organization which predominate in post-industrial society? The arguments and evidence are made accessible to a multidisciplinary audience of students and researchers with an interest in the study of organizations as well as to managers in the creative industries.

About the Author

Howard Davis is Professor of Social Theory and Institutions, University of Wales, Bangor.Richard Scase is Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Kent at Canterbury.

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Publication date

1st November 2000


Howard Davis, Richard Scase

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Open University Press


194 pages


Organizational theory & behaviour
Sociology: work & labour
Media, information & communication industries



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