© 2018

The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work

  • Lee Martin
  • Nick Wilson
  • Provides a broad and comprehensive scope, and is not limited to the creative industries

  • Critically engages with topics from a wide variety of perspectives including professionalisation, regulation, gender, power, digitalisation and globalisation

  • Includes contributions from international authors from the UK, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Working with Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xavier Caroff, Justine Massu, Todd Lubart
      Pages 3-22
    3. Kerrie Unsworth
      Pages 23-41
    4. Terri Goslin-Jones, Ruth Richards
      Pages 71-106
  3. Putting Creativity to Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Jonathan Milne
      Pages 145-167
    3. Peter Adsett, Mary Alice Lee
      Pages 169-186
    4. Louise Suckley, John Nicholson
      Pages 245-263
    5. Alia Weston, J. Miguel Imas
      Pages 287-307
  4. Working in the Creative Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. David Wright
      Pages 311-325

About this book


This Handbook provides authoritative up-to-date scholarship and debate concerning creativity at work, and offers a timely opportunity to re-evaluate our understanding of creativity, work, and the pivotal relationship between them. Far from being a new arrival on the scene, the context of work has always been a place shaped and sharpened by creativity, as well as a site that determines, where, when, how, and for whom creativity emerges. Structured in four parts – Working with Creativity (the present); Putting Creativity to Work (in an organizational context); Working in the Creative Industries (creative labour); and Making Creativity Work (the future) – the Handbook is an inspirational learning resource, helping us to work with creativity in innovative ways. Providing a cutting edge, interdisciplinary, diverse, and critical collection of academic and practitioner insights, this Handbook ultimately conveys a message of hope: if we take better care of creativity, our creativity will better care for us.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lee Martin
    • 1
  • Nick Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI)King’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Lee Martin is Associate Professor of Creativity in the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick, UK. His research critically explores the nature of creativity and the creative process, as well as understanding how to develop sustainable creative practices and cultures. 

Nick Wilson is Reader in Creativity, Arts & Cultural Management at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London, where he founded the MA in Arts & Cultural Management. His research focuses on cultural opportunities: what are they, who has them, and how can they be supported and enabled for human flourishing? 

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