This review of existing research aims to provide students and researchers with a clear perspective on this aspect of social change. The book adopts a largely psychological approach, arguing that the introduction of new ways of working can best be understood as a social process in which human reactions are vital in determining the outcome. The book therefore has major implications and recommendations for the human resource management school. The contributors, from Europe and North America, offer insights into innovation and creativity in working life.
DEFINITIONS AND PREVIOUS RESEARCH: INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP INNOVATION: The Effectiveness of Research Teams; ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION: Innovation Effectiveness, Adoption and Organizational Performance; Organizational Innovation in Context; INTERVENTIONS: Facilitating Individual Role Innovation; Innovation and the Design of Work and Learning Environments; Facilitating Innovation in Large Organizations; Improving Corporate Climates for Creativity; INTEGRATIONS: An Evolutionary Approach to Creativity and Innovation; The Social Psychology of Innovation in Groups.