Managing creativity and its challenges: case of the film industry in Singapore

Wong, Caroline (2010) Managing creativity and its challenges: case of the film industry in Singapore. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit. pp. 401-416. From: 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit, 16-19 November 2010, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the various types of paradoxes underlying the nature of creativity, which in turn affect the foundations of organizations and organization change in the 21st century. The film industry best illustrate the interaction of such paradoxes, creativity and organizational change. This paper examines how small and medium-sized firms in the emerging Singapore film industry stay competitive by managing or not managing these paradoxes.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The study reported in this paper explores the opinions, attitudes and experiences of key decision-makers in the Singaporean film industry. Originality / Value: The value of this paper lies in the knowledge that paradox considerations are becoming significant in understanding pluralism and the processes of organizational change in the 21st century.

Practical Implications: The findings indicate that managers need practical tools that will enable them to comprehend and better manage these emerging contradictions and fully understand the implications of paradoxical situations and organizational change.

Item ID: 41180
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-54655-1
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 01:56
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business @ 30%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television @ 70%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 70%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 30%
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