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Managing for serendipity: Exploring the organisational prerequisites for emergent creativity
Aalto University School of Business, Finland.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC). University of Tampere, Finland.
2017 (English)In: JMM - The International Journal on Media Management, ISSN 1424-1277, E-ISSN 1424-1250, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 222-239Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article we explore the conditions for creative work in media organizations from the viewpoint of serendipity and the management of serendipity. Our study contributes to the field of media management research by theorizing change and creativity within the framework of organizational serendipity. Based on an analysis of empirical data collected with the diary method in a media organization, the article also discusses the rationale of managing for serendipity in creative media organizations from strategic, structural, and cultural viewpoints. We argue that the management of organizational serendipity should be aimed at managing for serendipity, not managing serendipity as such. In practice, this means that serendipity management should be understood as creating suitable conditions for serendipitous creative processes and facilitating creative work, motivation, and collaboration in the organization.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 19, no 3, p. 222-239
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35252DOI: 10.1080/14241277.2017.1308947ISI: 000408153000002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018976881Local ID: IHHMMTCISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35252DiVA, id: diva2:1084301
Available from: 2017-03-24 Created: 2017-03-24 Last updated: 2017-09-07Bibliographically approved

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