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Promotie J. Ordoobody

Datum: Tijd: 16:00 Locatie: Portraits room

Creativity: the Interplay of Structural and Individual Characteristics

This dissertation explores the interplay of individuals’ specialization, expertise, and position within the collaboration network in determining creativity. In this regard, each of the three chapters that constitute this dissertation provides a key finding. The first chapter reveals that the same network position can enhance or hamper an individual’s creativity, depending on that individual’s specialization and expertise. The second chapter provides different configurations of specialization, expertise, and network positions that enable the processes of importing new ideas from another field, rather than recombining ideas existing within the same professional field. The third chapter demonstrates that the exchange of ideas through social interaction, especially in the form of collaborators’ creative influence on each other, remains to be a fundamental driver of creativity even after accounting for factors that shape the collaboration network, such as similar reputation or past creative success among collaborators.

Following his BSc in Industrial Engineering and Systems Analysis, Joobin Ordoobody (1987) earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tehran and a Research Master’s (RM) degree in Strategy and Organization from Tilburg University. Prior to his RM, Joobin also completed two years of doctoral studies in International Business and Organization at the University of Victoria, Canada.

  • Locatie: Cobbenhagen building, Portrettenzaal
  • Promotores: prof. dr. T. Simons, prof. dr. J.J. Ebbers

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