Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Potential Partners or Distant Cousins?

Matthews, Judy H. (2007) Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Potential Partners or Distant Cousins? In Chapman, Ross (Ed.) Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital: 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference, 4 - 7 December, Sydney, Australia.


Creativity and entrepreneurship, like innovation, have been recognized as important contributors to a nation’s economic growth. Creativity plays an important role in the fuzzy front end of a firm’s innovation process and also in corporate venturing processes, but the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship to a large extent has not explicitly been examined. This exploratory conceptual paper briefly reviews the separate bodies of research on creativity and entrepreneurship, identifying similarities and differences in constructs and applications and identifying implications for business and for management education. We then propose some research propositions and directions for future research to investigate potential synergies of creativity and entrepreneurship and to progress the distinctness of each notion in landscapes of innovative firms.

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ID Code: 11214
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Orientation
ISBN: 1863081402
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:32

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