Creativity and creative people are the raw material of a creative business. In this module you will explore the nature of the creative process, intially from a psychological perspective but also in relation to social systems and cultural theory.
You will examine the nature of creative people - is there such a thing as a creative genius, and what kinds of people make up a creative team or organisation?
Finally you will consider how these processes and people can best be managed, and what part managers can play in the business of creativity.
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