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Handbook of Organizational and Entrepreneurial Ingenuity
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Handbook of Organizational and Entrepreneurial Ingenuity

9781782549031 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Benson Honig, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Joseph Lampel, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK and Israel Drori, Head of the Department of Organization Sciences and Chaired Professor of Organization and Globalization, Faculty of Social Science, VU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78254 903 1 Extent: 320 pp
The editors of this Handbook, Benson Honig, Joseph Lampel and Israel Drori, define organizational ingenuity as ‘the ability to create innovative solutions within structural constraints using limited resources and imaginative problem solving’. They and the authors examine the dichotomy between organizational freedom and necessity in order to better understand the role of ingenuity in the success of an organization.

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The editors of this Handbook, Benson Honig, Joseph Lampel and Israel Drori, define organizational ingenuity as ‘the ability to create innovative solutions within structural constraints using limited resources and imaginative problem solving’. They examine the dichotomy between organizational freedom and necessity in order to better understand the role of ingenuity in the success of an organization.

Organizational ingenuity is essential for effective action in a world where resources are increasingly scarce and regulations are ever more demanding. The authors examine existing models of this phenomenon and offer case studies and theoretical perspectives that illuminate the processes that shape high-quality outcomes. The Handbook concludes with a theoretical summary and a discussion of future research opportunities.

This coherent collection, with rich and varied contributions from leading entrepreneurial thinkers, will appeal to students and scholars of business and entrepreneurship as well as to practitioners interested in creativity and innovation.
Critical Acclaim
‘Professors Honig, Lampel and Drori have put together a collection of thought-provoking chapters on ingenuity written by an exciting group of scholars from around the world. The authors critically explore the difficult yet rewarding concept of ingenuity, and then apply this concept to the study of processes such as improvisation, bricolage and jugaad in a range of domains and settings such as sustainability, haute cuisine, dance and microfinance. I would recommend this book to academicians and practitioners alike interested in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.’
– Raghu Garud, Pennsylvania State University, US
Contributors
Contributors: A. Banerjee, S. Clegg, L.W. Cox, M. Pina e Cunha, I. Drori, G. Gorse, P. Groenewegen, B. Honig, J. Koch, J.M. Korhonen, J. Lampel, S.R.H. Mariano, F. Masciarelli, J. Matthews, D.T. Methé, J. Moraes, P. Neves, P. Oliveira, A. Prencipe, A. Rego, W. Rothmann, T. Sagiv, N. Senf, J.G. Shearer, A.C.O. Siqueira, A.M.C.E. Stam, L. Välikangas, I.A.M. Wakkee, D.B. Zoogah
Contents
Contents:

Introduction: Organizational Ingenuity: Insights and Overview
Joseph Lampel, Benson Honig and Israel Drori

PART I: UNDERSTANDING INGENUITY
1. The Roots of Organizational Ingenuity: How Do Qualitatively Superior Ideas Come About?
Aneesh Banerjee

2. Unpacking the Concept of Organizational Ingenuity: Learning from Scarcity
Miguel Pina e Cunha, Arménio Rego, Stewart Clegg, Pedro Neves and Pedro Oliveira

3. Ingenuity Spirals and Corporate Environmental Sustainability
David B. Zoogah

4. Organizational Ingenuity in the Commercialization of Early-Stage Technological Innovations
Larry W. Cox, Ana Cristina O. Siqueira and John G. Shearer

PART II: INGENUITY IN CONTEXT
5. Connecting Regional Creativity to Firm’s Innovation: The Role of Social Capital
Francesca Masciarelli and Andrea Prencipe

6. Risk, Risk Perception, and Ingenuity of Entrepreneurship in Japan
David T. Methé

7. Reinvesting Dance with Meaning: Authenticity and Ingenuity in the Artistic Dance Field
Tamar Sagiv

8. Ingenuity as Creative Unfolding: Framing the Frame in Haute Cuisine
Natalie Senf, Jochen Koch and Wasko Rothmann

9. Creating Innovative Solutions in Microfinance and the Role of Organizational Ingenuity
Ana Cristina O. Siqueira, Sandra R.H. Mariano, Joysi Moraes and Gregory Gorse

10. Acting Ingeniously: Opportunity Development through Institutional Work
A.M.C.Eveline Stam, Ingrid A.M. Wakkee and Peter Groenewegen

11. Constraints and Ingenuity: The Case of Outokumpu and the Development of Flash Smelting in the Copper Industry
Janne M. Korhonen and Liisa Välikangas

12. Stimulating Organisational Ingenuity with Design Methods
Judy Matthews

13. Ingenuity Research: Current Problems and Future Prospects
Israel Drori, Benson Honig and Joseph Lampel

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