The Creative Capabilities of Open Organizations

Volume 2 - Organizational Creativity SET by Guy Parmentier

The Creative Capabilities of Open Organizations

Edited by

Émilie Ruiz, University of Savoie Mont Blanc and IREGE, France.

ISBN : 9781786308382

Publication Date : May 2024

Hardcover 240 pp

165.00 USD



Creativity has become a major issue for organizations and their managers alike. While it is acknowledged that creative capability exists within organizations, we tend to focus solely on what fosters it, thus neglecting creativity in contexts of openness.

With the help of numerous case studies from open organizations, The Creative Capabilities of Open Organizations analyzes the way in which creative capabilities are developed.

The book puts into perspective the abundant but solid literature on the creative capability of particularly exciting and instructive industries, such as the outdoor sports industry, the music industry, and the video game industry. It holistically treats openness, going beyond a purely external view by analyzing cases illustrating intra-organizational openness.


1. Managing Openness with Multisided Platforms, Guy Parmentier.
2. Capabilities to Benefit from Crowdsourcing for Innovation, Émilie Ruiz.
3. The Role of Creative Capabilities in Opening up the Business Model Innovation Process, Romain Gandia.
4. The Liberated Company: Openness, a Complementary Dimension to Explore Creative Capabilities, Sandra Dubouloz and Caroline Mattelin-Pierrard.
5. The Third Place to Develop Creative Capabilities, Aurore Dandoy.
6. Large-Scale Research Infrastructures and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Partnerships and Creative
Capabilities, Nuria Moratal.
7. The Recording Industry: Relying on Openness to Enrich Musical Creativity, Margaux Vales.
8. Innovating with an Online Community: The Yoomaneo and EDF Pulse and You Cases, Zoé Masson and Guy Parmentier.

About the authors/editors

Émilie Ruiz is an Associate Professor in Innovation Management at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc and a member of IREGE (France). Her research focuses on open innovation, particularly on communities of innovation and creativity.