In progress Exploring the Cognitive and Social Foundations of Idea Evaluations

Reference:
ERIM PHD 2015 RSM LIS IM (2)

Abstract

Dissensus over the merit of an idea is a prevalent, yet largely unacknowledged phenomenon. It is conventionally assumed that creativity is an inherent and stable attribute of an idea, and appropriate individuals can and should consensually measure it. In the present proposal, I critically review the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of such assumptions. Further, I discuss an alternative conceptualization of creativity, which defines it as an emergent state, sensitive to socio-psychological influences and contextual stimuli, and therefore bound to vary. Finally, I propose a series of studies aimed at exploring the antecedents and implications of differences in creativity judgements.

Keywords

Creativity, idea evaluation, dissensus, decision-making

Time frame

2015 - 2019

Supervisory Team

Jan van den Ende
Professor of Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Promotor
Daan Stam
Associate Professor of Innovation Management
  • Daily Supervisor