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CCI Director's News - April 2012

Publication date: 
3 April 2012
Type: 
commentary

Welcome to our first CCI newsletter for 2012. The Centre has been quick out of the blocks to start the year, with many publications out, a number of events already held, and plenty more to come. It’s shaping up as an even busier year than 2011, itself a truly impressive year of achievement, as showcased in the recently released CCI Annual Report (available at www.cci.edu.au/reports/2011.pdf )

The cultural economy today

Publication date: 
1 January 2008
Type: 
chapter

Stuart Cunningham, Jason Potts and John Banks have written the opening chapter in the forthcoming title Cultural Economy to be published by Sage in September 2008 as part of their Cultures and Globalization series.

The Cultural Economy is edited by: Helmut K. Anheier at the University of California, Los Angeles and Yudhishthir Raj Isar from the The American University of Paris.

Beyond the creative industries: mapping the creative economy in the United Kingdom - NESTA presentation

Publication date: 
18 May 2008
Type: 
presentation

This presentation to NESTA's Measuring the Creative Industries workshop contains a range of slides covering the data collected in CCI's Digital Industries Mapping project.

Educating for the creative workforce: rethinking arts and education

Authors: 
Kate Oakley
Publication date: 
1 March 2007

The argument that studying the arts boosts academic achievements in other subjects has been the subject of extensive research and the consensus view could be summed up as 'not proven'. But as Kate Oakley argues, there is stronger evidence for the relationship between arts education and a variety of social or 'non cognitive' skills, from self-confidence to communication skills.

Creativity management – the new challenge for BPM

Publication date: 
6 May 2008
Type: 
article

Besides classical criteria such as cost and overall organizational efficiency, an organization’s ability to be creative and to innovate is of increasing importance in markets that are overwhelmed with commodity products and services. Business Process Management (BPM) as an approach to model, analyze, and improve business processes has been successfully applied not only to enhance performance and reduce cost but also to facilitate business imperatives such as risk management and knowledge management. Can BPM also facilitate the management of creativity?

A conceptual framework for information retrieval in pockets of creativity

Authors: 
Felix Müller-Wienbergen and Jörg Becker
Publication date: 
28 February 2008
Type: 
conference paper

Creativity as the prerequisite for innovation is a core competitive factor in contemporary organizations. When creativity happens this involves creative persons who produce creative products in a process of imagination. We introduce the concept of Pockets of Creativity for those sections of a business process where creativity occurs. These sections are characterised by a high demand for flexibility and knowledge of the involved creative persons. In Pockets of Creativity previous knowledge is retrieved, transformed and combined into new procedures or artefacts – in short – innovations.

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