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Journal Article

Enhancing Organisational Creativity Through Socialisation  pp57-64

Meliha Handzic, Mark Chaimungkalanont

© Jan 2005 Volume 2 Issue 1, Editor: Charles Despres, pp1 - 90

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The objective of this study was to empirically examine through an industry survey, the impact of socialisation on organisational creativity. The results of the study show a strong and significant positive relationship between informal as well as organised forms of socialisation and creativity. The results also indicate that informal socialisation had a stronger positive effect on creativity than organised socialisation. These findings confirm the value of socialisation in innovative organisations, and suggest the need for strategies that would provide for its encouragement.

 

Keywords: knowledge management, socialisation, creativity, survey

 

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Transformational and Transactional Leadership Predictors of the 'Stimulant' Determinants to Creativity in Organisational Work Environments  pp23-34

John D. Politis

© Apr 2005 Volume 2 Issue 2, Editor: Charles Despres, pp1 - 44

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This paper examines the relationship between the leadership dimensions associated with Bass's (1985) model, and the 'stimulant' and 'obstacle' determinants of the work environment for creativity. There are three major findings in this research. First, the relationship between transformational and transactional leadership and the 'stimulant' determinants of the work environment for creativity is significant and positive. Second, the 'obstacle' determinants of the work environment for creativity are negatively related with both transactional and transformational leadership. Finally, transformational leadership is more strongly correlated than transactional leadership with the 'stimulant' determinants of the work environment for creativity. Thus, transformational leadership is an increasingly important aspect in today's organisations in creating a corporate culture and the work environment that stimulates employees' creativity and innovation.

 

Keywords: creative work environment, innovation, knowledge management, organisational creativity, transformational and transactional leadership

 

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Knowledge Management and Development of Entrepreneurial Skills Among Students in Vocational Technical Institutions in Lagos, Nigeria  pp150-160

Stella Ify Anumnu

© Jun 2014 Volume 12 Issue 2, Special Edition for ICICKM 2013, Editor: Annie Green, pp89 - 160

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Abstract: This study examined the extent to which learners in vocational technical institutions, capture, distribute, network and effectively use information made available to them during and after lectures that are entrepreneurially and skill oriented i n order to furnish the labour market with relevant school products. Development of an entrepreneurial skill is capable of equipping the Nigerian students to fit into different aspects of the economy after graduation. The study adopted a descriptive design . A twenty‑item unstructured questionnaire was used to assess 150 randomly selected final year students⠒ capacity to transform ideas gained in class into creative problem‑solving strategies in three vocational technical colleges in Lagos in south wes t Nigeria. Three research questions and one hypothesis were used as guides to the study. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The major findings revealed that there is a significant relationship betw een knowledge management and the development of entrepreneurial skills among vocational technical students in the area of knowledge gathering, sharing, networking and students⠒ capacity to translate some curriculum elements into the world of work among others. Given the importance of knowledge sharing, creativity, innovations and connectivity through networking in today⠒s competitive world of work, it was recommended that students be linked up with several entrepreneurs who serve as mentors to student s during and after training. Students should be made to participate in seminars and workshops that are entrepreneurially oriented. There should also be regular visits of students to small cottage industries in the form of field trips. Vocational and Tech nical Institutions should establish an appropriate culture that encourages students to create and share knowledge within and outside the school. There should be a collaborative effort between vocational institutions and some government agencies, for examp le⠒ Small and Medium Entrepreneurial Devel

 

Keywords: Keywords: Knowledge, Knowledge Sharing, Management, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Skills, Creativity

 

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