Creative Knowledge Environments
Creative Knowledge Environments (CKEs) are those environments, contexts and surroundings, the characteristics of which are such that they exert a positive influence on human beings engaged in creative work aiming to produce new knowledge or innovations, whether they work individually or in teams, within a single organization or in collaboration with others (Hemlin et al. 2004, p. 1).
CKEs promote the production of new creative knowledge and can best be understood by taking a holistic multi-perspective, interdisciplinary approach. One important aspect following from the definition of CKEs is that they need to be understood at different micro-, meso-, and macro-levels, from the environment surrounding the individual knowledge worker to the more global level surrounding organizations. Indeed, CKEs can be viewed as nested layers of environmental factors influencing the unit...
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