Encounters and Extended Collaborative Creativity: Mobilization of Cultural Resources in the Development of a Functional Food Product

Reijo Miettinen (Corresponding author), Janne Lehenkari

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Abstract

The chapter suggests that, in order to make sense of product development work, a sociocultural approach to creativity needs to be complemented by the concept of object-oriented and mediated activity as well as by concepts developed in innovation studies and the history of technology. We introduce the idea of a creative encounter in which agents from different organizations meet and recognize the complementarity of their interests, expertise, and resources. It leads to the emergence of collaborative agency and to a joint project. We analyze the encounters and collaboration in the development of a functional food product called Benecol. The development process was a highly distributed collaborative enterprise to which different stakeholders contributed in various ways and with complementary cultural resources in different phases of the development work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages263-283
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-46344-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-46343-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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Resources
Creativity
Mobilization
Functional foods
Food products
Object-oriented
Development process
Innovation studies
Make-to-order
Complementarity
Expertise
Product development
Stakeholders

Keywords

  • innovation studies
  • creativity
  • sociocultural approach

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Miettinen, Reijo ; Lehenkari, Janne. / Encounters and Extended Collaborative Creativity : Mobilization of Cultural Resources in the Development of a Functional Food Product. The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 263-283
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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

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