Sustainable Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Concerning failures and resilience in hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities

Call for papers for: Journal of Organizational Change Management

" Sustainable creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: Concerning failures and resilience in hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities"

Guest editor: 
Prof. Dr. Fu-Sheng Tsai (Cheng Shiu University) Inquiry can be made to Prof. Fu-Sheng Tsai via both emails ([email protected]) / ([email protected])

 

Introduction

Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship (CIE) are high related research fields that have gained increasing attention and committed efforts since decades ago (Andrzejewski, 2019; Ballor & Claar, 2019; Sarri et al., 2010; Sun, 2011). For sustainable creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, we not only need to promote positive facilitating factors, but we also have to fight against negative impediments at different levels of analysis. The capacity of learning from failure and resilience also varies across different communities of interest and contexts. However, those contextual factors but far less cared. Due to the nature of failures and resilience, such influences are often resulted by negative contexts, where we call here as “hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities”. 

We refer "hard times" to a chronically defined period when critical events leave barriers that are more challenging to overcome than other time periods. Unpredictability of the future stopped actors from continuously committing themselves in CIE (Ballor & Claar, 2019). For example, the period of economic downturn, post-mature stage of business/industrial life cycles, or the global financial crisis are all hard times. "Difficult conditions" refers to situational settings that impose limitations (in resources, opportunities, actions, etc.) that force people to perform problem-solving tasks. For instance, the current worldwide pandemics (COVID-19) limits international business and trade interactions and adds unpredictable velocity in industry. "Special communities" refers to groups of people with relevant interests in CIE and who are heterogeneous in terms of their collective attributes, resources possession, and capabilities configuration (Hytti, 2005). Such heterogeneity makes differences in how these special communities activities and respond to CIE activities and environments. For example, entrepreneurs with insufficient resources would take bricolage strategies to respond to endorsement insufficiency (Baker & Nelson, 2005). Another example, actors at periphery can adopt untraditional ways to involve in creativity development, or even outsiders of innovation projects can contribute in unexpected moments. 

Based on the rationales above, we sincerely organize a special issue on "Sustainable creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: Concerning failures and resilience in hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities". Overall, we are eager to see the theorization, conceptualization, and application of "hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities" in CIE contexts. The goal of this special issue is to exploit what we know and to explore what we do not know yet. Research questions are suggested but not limited as follow:

* What are the conceptual essence of hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities in CIE contexts? How could we define them properly?
* Why and how would the natures of hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities affect CIE processes and consequences?
* How can extant theories/models/perspectives CIE be revised to account for deeper understanding of hard times, difficult conditions, and special communities?
* How can stakeholders and special communities interact to co-create values for CIE? (e.g., Lounsbury, 1998)    
* Are there possible benefits from hard times, difficult conditions, and community-based heterogeneity?
* What is the role of new technologies (A.I., IoT, Virtual Reality, FinTech, PropertyTech, BioTech, etc.)?
* Decision-making and rationality in the backgrounds of hard times, difficult condition, and special communities.
* What can be a new definition of CIE and CIE actors when considering the mentioned contexts? Are entrepreneurs really one who always prefer risk-taking (e.g., Hytti, 2005)

Important Dates
Full paper submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Submissions to be made from the Journal of Organizational Change Management ScholarOne portal  https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jocm 

Authors are encouraged to consult the author guidelines for the journal, found here

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