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Two new journal publications on creativity in IS research


Dr Stefan Seidel, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Systems, recently published two papers on creativity in the information systems discipline in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS),

Dr Stefan Seidel, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Systems, recently published two papers on creativity in the information systems discipline in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), co-authored with colleagues from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Muenster, Germany.

The first paper, “The Concept of Creativity in the IS Discipline-Past, Present, and Prospects” (http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol27/iss1/14/), analyzes the past decades of IS research related to the concept of creativity in the discipline’s most prestigious publication outlets and proposes a future research agenda. 

The second paper, “Pockets of Creativity in Business Processes” (http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol27/iss1/23/), provides a theoretical model that allows researchers and practitioners to conceptualize creativity in business processes. The conceptual framework describes three types of uncertainty and constraints as well as the interrelationships among these. It is argued that the model is of high practical relevance, as it enables identifying – and thus deliberately managing – those parts of processes that particularly rely on creativity and thus impact on an organization’s capacity of acting creatively. The study is grounded in the findings from three case studies that were conducted in the film and visual effects industry.