Sub-theme 20: Shedding Light on the Dark Sides of Creativity and Innovation

Oliver Ibert, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Germany
Birke Otto, European University Viadrina, Germany
Elke Schüßler, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, UEBS - Conference Room
Theorizing (Dark Sides of) Creativity and Innovation
Chair: Oliver Ibert
Mariel N. Jurriens and Sierk Ybema
The mythology of innovation
Stefan Meisiek and Daved Barry
Selling innovation in house: Creativity, innovation, and the struggle for organizational adoption
Frédérique Chédotel, Cathy Krohmer, Justine Arnoud, Isabelle Vandangeon-Derumez, François Jaujard and Marie-Laure Buisson
The dynamics of creativity dancing in bright- and darkness
Session discussants: Alice Lam and Amalya Oliver
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, UEBS - Conference Room
(Mis-)Managing Innovation Processes
Chair: Birke Otto
Rotem Rittblat and Amalya L. Oliver
Ambiguity zones as the dark side for “innovation experts”
Lukas Vogelgsang
Tension with(out) spark: Approaching contradictions in relational creative processes of pharmaceutical development
Izabelle Bäckström
Power struggles in employee-driven innovation: Insights for research and management
Session discussants: Jana Costas and Oliver Ibert
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, UEBS - Conference Room
Constraints as Barriers and Enablers for Creativity
Chair: Birke Otto
Raimund Hasse and Judith Nyfeler
The unintended consequences of creativity: Between technological constraints and narrative creation
Tobias Theel, Elke Schüßler and Benjamin Schiemer
Organizing mutual awareness as a basis for collaborative creativity: A comparison of physical and virtual songwriting spaces
Giovanni Formilan
Erraticism and stability in early-career creative production. A sequence analytic study in underground electronic music
Konstantin Hondros
Creativity, constraints, and copyright – Hired music guns and the case of soundalikes
Session discussants: Verena Krause and Stefan Meisek
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, UEBS - Conference Room
Feedback: On Rejected Ideas and Constructive Critique
Chair: Oliver Ibert
Guy Parmentier and Séverine Le Loarne
Opening the black box of idea Evaluation: Impact of the presentation during idea pitches
Birke Otto and Jana Costas
‘We did not pay any attention to them’: Practices and implications of deliberate ignorance in creative processes in pharmaceutical innovation
Maxime Mellard
The dark side of organizational creativity: A QCA approach applied to the videogame industry
Michael Hartmann and Jochen Koch
Thank you, but… Responding to feedback in creative work
Session discussants: Heather Round and Raimund Hasse/Judith Nyfeler
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, UEBS - Conference Room
Risks and Side-effects of Creativity
Chair: Elke Schüssler
Rossella Salandra and Jan-Michael Ross
Does rivalry influence selective reporting in scientific publications? The role of dyadic relationships and prior interactions in head-to-head clinical studies
Verena Krause, Lynne Vincent and Jack Goncalo
Fat, drunk, and lazy: How engaging in creative tasks can cause unhealthy choices
Hye Jung Eun, Marko Pitesa and Roy Chua
The Creativity Divide: A Social Sampling Account Explaining How and Why Coming From a Low Socioeconomic Background Hinders Creativity and Constrains Mobility
Session discussants: Frédérique Chédotel and Guy Parmentier
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, UEBS - Conference Room
Identity Struggles in Creative Processes
Chair: Elke Schüßler
Alice Lam
Oganizational misfits as creative agents of change
Heather Round
When supporting turns to threatening: Creative identity work in the face of ambiguity
Brad Aeon and Joel Bothello
Turn on, tune in, start up: A critical investigation of biological self-optimization
Yasaman Sadeghi
Understanding creative deviance through identity work as cleanse: Evidence from dogme95 filmmaking movement
Session discussants: Cathy Krohmer and Michael Hartmann
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, UEBS - Conference Room
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