D. (Davide) Bavato

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2015

PhD Project

Exploring the Cognitive and Social Foundations of Idea Evaluations

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 -

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-24
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Davide Bavato
Professor of Management of Technology and Innovation
Promotor
Davide Bavato
Associate Professor of Innovation Management
Daily supervisor