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Option Module: Managing Creativity for Sustainable Development

The module will explore how sustainability issues are likely to affect creative practice, the arts and the cultural industries. Through identifying what constitutes sustainability you will examine the role of creativity within sustainability projects and reflect on how these projects can shape and develop your creative process. Having considered the nature of sustainable creativity, the module will turn to strategies for managing creativity within the arts and cultural industries to identify the consequences of global sustainability challenges for these sectors. In doing so, you will be challenged to develop leadership strategies (or policy initiatives) whilst reflecting on how they might enable adaptation to global sustainability challenges.

Illustrative Bibliography

Dy, A., Martin, L., & Marlow, S. (2014). Developing a critical realist positional account of intersectionality theory. Journal of Critical Realism, 13(5), 447-466.

Geels, F. W. (2010). Ontologies, socio-technical transitions (to sustainability), and the multi-level perspective. Research Policy, 39, 495-510.

Hess, D. J. (2014). Sustainability transitions: A political coalition perspective. Research Policy. 43, 278-283.

Khavul, S., Bruton, G. D. (2013). Harnessing innovation for change: sustainability and poverty in developing countries. Journal of Management Studies. 50, 2, 285-306.

Markard, J., Raven, R., & Truffer, B. (2012). Sustainability transitions: An emerging field of research and its prospects. Research Policy. 41, 955-967.

Martin, L. (2015). Creativity, sustainability and environmental challenges. Conference paper from New Zealand Creativity Challenge, Wellington, New Zealand.

Martin, L., Wilson, N. (2014). Opportunity, discovery and creativity: A critical realist perspective. International Small Business Journal DOI: 10.1177/0266242614551185.

Martin, L., & Wilson, N. (2014). Re-discovering creativity: Why theory-practice consistency matters. International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2(1), 31-41.

Martin, L., Wilson, N., Fleetwood, S. (2014). Organising for Alternative Futures: From the Philosophy of Science to the Science of Human Flourishing. Journal of Critical Realism, 13 (3), 225 - 232.

Safarzyfiska, K., Frenken, K., & van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. (2012). Evolutionary theorizing and modelling of sustainability transitions. Research Policy. 41, 1011-1024.

Smerecnik, K.R., & Andersen, P. A. (2011). The diffusion of environmental sustainability innovations in North American hotels and ski resorts. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19, 2, 171-196.

Smith, A., Vob, J-P., & Grin, J. (2010). Innovation studies and sustainability transitions: The allure of the multi-level perspective and its challenges. Research Policy, 39, 435-448.