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 Call for Papers: Creativity: Research and Practice
Posted by: Triparna de Vreede
Title/Position: Faculty
School/Organization: University of South Florida
Sent to listserv of: SESP, SPSSI
Date posted: April 5th, 2019


APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTINGS

Papers are invited for the "CREATIVITY: RESEARCH & PRACTICE" Minitrack as part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Innovation is a critical force in organizational performance and survival. Changes in technology, globalization, and increased competition have all created an environment in which creativity and innovation are needed in order to cope with situational and economic pressures and frequent changes. Designers and Developers of organizational systems must therefore innovate almost continuously to keep the organization aligned with such changes. Creativity is a critical pre-condition for innovation. Generating novel and creative ideas are the key to innovation and growth in every organization today. Providing employees, customers and partners with tools to think creatively has been proven to increase innovation in organizations. Research shows that organizations which have established skill-bases and tools for creativity outperform the competition in terms of revenue, rolling out new products, innovation and growth. Though organizations deploy groups for most creative processes, there has been little research in the area of group creativity. Most creative research is focused on individual factors affecting creativity. Many challenges that arise from pursuing creativity in teams remain unexplored.

This Minitrack provides one of the key international platforms on which the following topics can be discussed (related topics not listed are especially welcome):

1. Methods & techniques to improve creativity in teams and crowds
2. Open Innovation, idea competitions, co-creation, and creativity through social media
3. Design and evaluation of AI, systems, and technologies for enhancing creativity
4. Challenges and opportunities for creativity in teams, crowds, and organizations
5. Theoretical foundations for creativity at individual, group, crowd, and organizational levels
6. Practical approaches to foster creativity at individual, group, crowd, and organizational levels
7. The creation and implementation of innovations in teams, crowds, and organizations
8. Factors affecting creativity in individuals, teams, crowds, and organizations
9. Multi-level issues of creativity in teams, crowds, and organizations
10. Multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to creativity
11. Creative collaboration between business partners and customers (e.g. open innovation and co-creation of products and services)
12. Managing creative projects

Thus, papers are welcome that contain original ideas on how to improve creativity and innovation through all phases of problem-solving: Understanding a problem, devising potential solutions, evaluating alternatives, making choices, making plans, taking action, and after-action review. We seek papers that suggest methodical, technical, theoretical, or practical improvements for realizing creative ideas in the workforce as innovations, for an organization cannot benefit from its creativity until its ideas are implemented.

There are no preferred methodological stances for this minitrack: this minitrack is open to both qualitative and quantitative research, to research from a positivist, interpretivist, or critical perspective, to studies from the lab, from the field, design-oriented or developmental in nature.

MINITRACK COORDINATORS:

Triparna de Vreede (primary contact)
University of South Florida
tdevreede@usf.edu

Gert-Jan de Vreede
University of South Florida
gdevreede@usf.edu

Isabella Seeber
University of Innsbruck, Austria
isabella.seeber@uibk.ac.at

Submit an electronic copy of the full paper, 10 pages including title page, abstract, references and diagrams using the review system available at the HICSS site (http://hicss.hawaii.edu/), make sure that the authors? names and affiliation information has been removed to ensure an anonymous review.

TIMELINE:

June 15: Full papers uploaded to the minitrack through the submission system at http://hicss.hawaii.edu.
August 15: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.
September 15: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, uploaded; author(s) must register by this time.



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