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Creative Knowledge Environments

Journal article
Authors Sven Hemlin
Carl Martin Allwood
Ben R. Martin
Published in Creativity Research Journal
Volume 20
Issue 2
Pages 196-210
Publication year 2008
Published at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Department of Psychology
Pages 196-210
Language en
Subject categories Psychology


The extent to which an individual’s (or a group’s) creative potential is expressed depends considerably on the environment in which that individual (or group) works. To understand scientific and technological creativity, one needs to analyze the interactions between individuals or groups and their environment. We put forward the concept of a creative knowledge environment (CKE) to examine the environmental influences on individual and group creativity.After reviewing the research literature relevant to creativity using the CKE framework, we identify themain influences promoting creativity at different levels of organization. The framework provides suggestions as to how best to stimulate CKEs to be more creative. The article concludes by identifying issues where further research is needed.

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