Organise Against the Machine

As part of our current research programme we have been exploring the theme of Organisational Ecologies in an attempt to identify the innovative practices that are embedded within them. One of the starting points for this research was to review…

Creating New Knowledge Cultures

It has now been well over fifteen years since a report by the OECD popularised the notion of the ‘knowledge economy’’ as a mode of economic organisation. Aside from occupying the dubious position of a well crafted ideological construct, developed…

The Creativity Complex

The Creativity Complex

Along with the rising notion of innovation, the concept of ‘creativity’ has gained a significant place in the ideal skill set of the modern professional. This readymade sign of originality, novelty or invention has taken on a convenience value as…

Micro-Innovation: Evolution or Revolution?

The process of mapping innovations is often one of considering where on the Evolution/Revolution spectrum they reside. This spectrum exists, like most spectrums, to set two opposite reference points from which a confident either/or placement can be made as to…

The Business Atelier and Everyday Enterprise

The Business Atelier and Everyday Enterprise

In The Craftsman, Richard Sennett portrays the atelier in Medieval Europe as a social nexus of craft, technique, instruction and expression, driven by the tension between the guilds (associations of artisans who established self governance for the trades), the authority…

Making Sense of Innovation

Over the last two or three years the concept of innovation, and the desire to innovate, has become a metaphorical reference point for a wide range of different activities and practices. This emerging expectation has progressively manifested itself in many…

Globalising Graduates

Over the last twelve months or so there has been a growing interest in the notion of Global Graduates, that is, graduates that possess the knowledge, skills and behaviours to operate both through and beyond traditional borders and across multiple…

Models Versus Events: When the World Refuses to Compute

Models Versus Events: When the World Refuses to Compute

The calculating exactness of practical life which has resulted from the money economy, corresponds to the ideal of natural science, namely that of transforming the world into an arithmetical problem and of fixing every one of its parts in mathematical…

The Changing Nature of Research

By way of an introduction, we thought it would be useful to provide an overview of current approaches to research and innovative practice, before exploring the potential of knowledge creation in our forthcoming work. The purpose of Create Innovation is to develop…