Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creative Collaboration

  • Titus Yong
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_50



Creative collaboration refers to two or more individuals, teams, entities, or organizations coming together to work on a project or challenge of common concern typically that is too challenging to be undertaken alone; the creative process of the collaboration would produce novel and useful work. Members can collaborate either physically or remotely through electronic or other means at all or different phases of the project.

This entry explores the various conditions for creative collaboration to thrive. In social science research, instead of relying on generalizations, the more useful approach is to study the conditions upon which a desired outcome (in this case, creative collaboration) would likely happen.

There have been debates surrounding the question on whether creative individuals or groups are more optimal for generating creativity. Judging from historical...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Management UniversitySingaporeSingapore