The Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CI2E) is a four-volume electronic and print reference that will uniquely cover the broad spectrum of topics relating to the process of creativity and innovation, from a wide variety of perspectives (e.g., economics, management, psychology, anthropology, policy, technology, education, the arts) and modes (individual, organization, industry, nation, region). The project is scheduled to complete by the end of 2012, and will be comprised of some 300 topical entries, definitions of key terms and concepts, and 12-20 “keynote” or review essays, from a global array of researchers, business executives, policymakers, and artists, illuminating the many facets of creativity and innovation, and highlighting their relationships to such universal concepts as knowledge management, economic opportunity, and sustainability.   The Editors are looking to generate some 75 definitions/entries of approximately 2,000-4,000 words apiece plus 3-5 longer (10-20 pp) essays for each section (Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship). The presentation style of the entries is informational/educational; the entries should describe, define, synthesize, and review a topic, rather than showcase original theoretical or empirical research findings.  Entries may feature electronic supplementary materials, such as audio-visual presentations, and may be updated after initial publication, to reflect the most current information and insights.  Please contact the Editors or see Guidelines for Authors for more detailed information.​ 

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis (Editor-in-Chief)
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  1. 1.George Washington University School of BusinessWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6616-1
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Number Of Entries 232
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