Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis


  • Andrei G. AleinikovEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_17


Novology is the science of newness.


The number of research works on creativity and innovation has been growing exponentially. G. Wallace (Wallas 1926) is credited with the first research on creativity and J. Schumpeter, with offering the term “innovation” (Schumpeter 1942, see the Russian article Инноватика in Wikipedia). Researchers, studying creativity (see, e.g., the history of creativity research in Albert and Runco 1999) and innovation, often operate in the realm of intuition because the sciences of creativity and innovation are still in the process of development (See  Science of Creativity). This statement directly applies to the concept of newness, the meaning of which (new, novel, innovative, etc.) is widely used for both creativity and innovation definitions, but has never been categorized. It has become clear that efforts to build sound theories on creativity and innovation may be wasted without understanding the concept of newness as a founding...

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  1. 1.International Academy of GeniusMontereyUSA