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Title: Creativity and innovation and the limitation of management in textile industry
Authors: Kan, CW
Yuen, CWM
Ku, SK
Keywords: Management
Textile industry
Issue Date: 2002
Source: IFFTI International Conference 2002 : Fashion and Textiles : the New Frontiers : Design, Technology and Business : 7-9 November 2002, Hong Kong, p. 659-669 How to cite?
Abstract: In the competing business environment, changing is occurring from time to time and especially in the textile industry. In order to meet the changing business environment, the management of the textile industry should “create” and “innovate” new idea in the business so as to survive.
Generally speaking, “creativity” is a word of “good” meanings attached to it, so creativity means the capacity and willingness to find and try out new ideas and theories. However, there is no such a clear dividing line between creativity and being uncreative. In fact, “innovation” is the application of creativity to organisational problem solving. Innovation can be in two forms: (i) a new product or (ii) a new process. Innovation is not the same as invention. Invention is the creation of new knowledge, but may not involve its exploitation.
There was a time when the notion of managing creativity and innovation struck people as a contradiction in terms. In general, creativity was viewed as part of the hidden work of the mind. Once it had emerged it could be managed, but not until then. The attention now being focused on managing creativity and innovation is an element in what is generally being termed knowledge management in modern management’s point of view. In seeking to managing creativity and innovation, there was operating at the very edge of management’s possibilities. Workers can be persuaded or forced to undertake tasks by the power of systems or strong management, but it is quite impossible to force them to be creative. They have to want to be creative or innovative and they have to believe in what they are doing. This paper so will bear what limits the management of textile industry in creativity and innovation.
ISBN: 9623673515, 9789623673518
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