Special Issue "Entrepreneurship and Creativity to Face Global Challenges"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "International Entrepreneurship".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Rosa Caiazza
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Guest Editor
Department of Management, Parthenope University of Naples, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: innovation; knowledge spillovers; knowledge transfer; entrepreneurship
Dr. Maksim Belitski
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Guest Editor
Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6UD, UK
Interests: innovation; knowledge collaboration; knowledge spillovers; entrepreneurship
Dr. Monika Herzig
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Guest Editor
Arts Administration, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, Indiana, United States
Interests: improvization; exploration; Jazz history and education, entrepreneurship and creativity
Ms. Olena Khlystova
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Guest Editor
Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6UD, UK
Interests: innovation; entrepreneurial university, emerging economies; global challenges

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Creativity and innovation in the future will have a different flavor and will need to take a leading role in addressing global challenges (e.g., scarcity of resources, pollution, climate change, epidemy, viruses, global cataclysms. and terror). Rather than having access to an abundance of resources in the past, innovation in the future will be more grounded in scarcity.

Our creative endeavors in the future may focus on preservation and progress, with knowledge as the major input for innovation and creativity, and will exponentially increase in value. The role of knowledge collaboration and spillovers, in particular, will overcome innovation constraints and help to address global challenges.

It will involve what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe referred to in 1790 as ‘dwelling in the phenomena’. This is a recognition that we need a relationship with loss to be able to understand this new unknown contexts and innovate within it.

This Special Issue will focus on creativity and innovation in times of scarcity and hostility and the mechanisms that will enable continuous investment in creativity, under a different business model and stakeholders.

This also relates to environmental crises that call for new challenges and solutions, as well as an ever-pressing push of governments to move to zero-emission economy.

We will start to see invention for mitigation and amelioration, not just an unstoppable march towards growth. Creativity and new product creation may be more conscious and conscientious. This does not simply mean having new constraints. In fact, it dismantles the idea of constraints, redefining them from something you have to work within to something you have to work with.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Methods and channels of creativity and innovation
  • Innovation with slack and under high competition
  • What do creativity and invention look like when prosperity and abundance are no longer a given?
  • Innovation with fewer natural resources and the role of externalities
  • The role of knowledge collaboration and spillovers in overcoming innovation constraints and global challenges
  • Innovation with fewer natural resources and the role of externalities
  • The risks of innovation blitzscaling
  • What if creativity and invention in the future are driven by scarcity and loss?

Prof. Rosa Caiazza
Dr. Maksim Belitski
Dr. Monika Herzig
Ms. Olena Khlystova
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Global challenges
  • Scarcity
  • Innovation
  • Alternative solutions

Published Papers

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