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Book chapters (2015), The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations, Oxford University Press, pp. 216-241

Creativity at Work: Generating Useful Novelty in Haute Cuisine Restaurants

This chapter investigates the dynamics and complexities of creativity within a process perspective accounting for flows of activities and events, the actors involved, and the material, spatial, and temporal entanglements of their work within the focal organizations and the institutional field. It builds on the empirical study of three fine-dining restaurants in haute cuisine to identify three distinct threads in the creative process, to show that creativity is a developing social process in which the different threads dynamically interrelate. We highlight that despite its generative nature, the creativity process is highly organized, and demonstrates the importance of time and space in the process.

BOUTY, I. and GOMEZ, M.L. (2015). Creativity at Work: Generating Useful Novelty in Haute Cuisine Restaurants. In: The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations. 1st ed. Oxford University Press, pp. 216-241.