A Practice Method for Studying Creative Communities

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Buttler , P J 2018 , ' A Practice Method for Studying Creative Communities ' , Technology Innovation Management Review , vol. 8 , no. 11 , 1197 , pp. 22-31 . https://doi.org/10.22215/timreview/1197

Title: A Practice Method for Studying Creative Communities
Author: Buttler, Pekka Johannes
Contributor: Hanken School of Economics, Information Systems Science, Helsinki
Belongs to series: Technology Innovation Management Review
ISSN: 1927-0321
Abstract: Explaining innovation – even merely spotting it actually happening – is difficult. In this article, I introduce an industry-friendly approach that will enable practitioners and researchers alike to observe, interpret, and understand the different types of creativit- ies – the raw materials necessary for innovation – that happen in creative communities. The Practice Method for Studying Creative Communities (PMSCC) is based on theories developed by Nonaka and Takeuchi. However, unlike mainstream practice-oriented methods, the PMSCC does not necessitate the use of theory-heavy conceptualizations; instead, it focuses on the everyday, creative micro-interactions in communities. As I de- scribe in this article, the PMSCC offers practitioners and researchers an effective way to gain new insights into an otherwise relatively opaque process. Besides outlining the method, I also present results from a research project utilizing the PMSCC, showing how the method can produce worthwhile findings, foster new insights, and help practi- tioners hone their creative processes.
Date: 2018-11-29
Subject: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Research methods
512 Business and Management
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