Scott G. Isaksen
Professor II - Campus Bergen
Institutt for ledelse og organisasjon
Professor II - Campus Bergen
Institutt for ledelse og organisasjon
Isaksen, Scott G. (2023)
Journal of advanced academics Doi: 10.1177/1932202X231156389
Creativity is increasingly seen as a key human capability that can be deliberately developed. Correspondently, a proliferation of tools, techniques, and methods are available in the academic and popular literatures. Creative problem-solving (CPS) is one framework among these, and has a 70-year history of research and development. This essay overviews this history and the key stages of its continuous development, as well as the rationale for the changes and improvements that have been made. Foundational work established the Osborn–Parnes paradigm for CPS. Initial efforts were aimed at enhancing this approach. Then came work to stretch the Osborn–Parnes approach, and ultimately to break this paradigm. Understanding these major stages of development should better differentiate contemporary CPS approaches from the variety of earlier versions. Future research and development are also highlighted that will move our understanding, learning, and application forward.
Isaksen, Scott G. (2022)
Creativity Research Journal Doi: 10.1080/10400419.2022.2112837
This article was stimulated by a review of instruments assessing creative and innovative social environments seventeen years ago. This stands alone as the only published, comprehensive, comparative review of multiple instruments aimed at this conceptual space. Although this review provided an important contribution to the literature, there are a number of critical conceptual issues that should be considered when reviewing assessments of this kind. This article raises these issues and points out their relevance when developing, evaluating, or applying instruments – and applies these issues to the instruments included in the review. Further, the aim was also to provide updated information on the Situational Outlook Questionnaire, as there were a few potential misunderstandings contained within the Mathisen and Einarsen review. Finally, numerous criteria are offered for those creating or choosing to use measures of the work environment, climate, or culture that promotes organizational creativity and innovation.
Isaksen, Scott G. (2020)
Mumford, Michael D. & Todd, E. Michelle (red.). Creativity and Innovation in Organizations
Lofquist, Eric & Isaksen, Scott G. (2019)
Civil aviation is a high-risk industry where actors are experiencing increasing focus on economic performance, greater international competition, and growing safety threats that require continual organizational adjustments. In this article, we present the findings of a case study conducted within the Norwegian national air traffic management organization—Avinor, in preparation for a major reorganization initiative. In this study, we mapped the aggregated readiness and positioning for organizational change in the three main air traffic control centers in Norway using a mixed-method approach to person–environment Fit to help organizational leaders better understand each unit’s positioning for change, and more specifically, individual preferences for change styles. The results suggest that participants at the different air traffic control centers had developed distinctly different change preferences at both the group and individual levels, and that each was distinctly different from the other units in their positioning and readiness for change.
Lofquist, Eric; Isaksen, Scott G. & Dahl, Tom Jarle (2018)
Journal of Change Management, 18(4), s. 281- 303. Doi: 10.1080/14697017.2018.1466823
Isaksen, Scott G. (2017)
Mumford, Michael M. & Hemlin, Sven (red.). Handbook of research on leadership and creativity
Isaksen, Scott G.; Kaufmann, Astrid & Bakken, Bjørn T. (2014)
This study investigated the personality facets that underpin the construct of problem solving style, particularly when approaching more creative kinds of problem solving. Cattell’s Sixteen Personality Factors Questionnaire and VIEW – An Assessment of Problem Solving Style were administered to 165 students from the Norwegian Business School. We explored relationships through correlational and regression analysis. Personality profiles were derived for each of VIEW’s three dimensions and were in generally expected directions. Those with an Explorer preference were more imaginative and idea-oriented, open to change, unconventional, freethinking and flexible than Developers. Those with a Developer preference were more practical and solution oriented, more traditional, rule conscious, conservative, and respecting of traditional ideas. Those with an External preference were more group oriented, affiliative, socially bold, warm, and attentive to others than those with an Internal preference. Those with a more Task oriented preference were more impersonal, detached, utilitarian, and tough minded than those with Person oriented preference. We outlined implications and suggestions for further research.
Isaksen, Scott G. (2013)
Kindai Management Review, 1, s. 41- 58.
Isaksen, Scott G. & Aert, Wouter S. (2011)
The International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, 21(2), s. 7- 38. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9877-2_9
Isaksen, Scott G. & Akkermans, Hans J. (2011)
The Journal of creative behavior, 45(3), s. 161- 187. Doi: 10.1002/j.2162-6057.2011.tb01425.x
Isaksen, Scott G. & Ekvall, Göran (2010)
Creativity and Innovation Management, 19(2), s. 71- 196. Doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2010.00558.x
Isaksen, Scott G.; De Schryver, Luc & Onkelinx, Jonas (2010)
The Journal of creative behavior, 44(1), s. 19- 28.
Lofquist, Eric & Isaksen, Scott G. (2018)
[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Isaksen, Scott G. (2011)
[Textbook]. SAGE Publications, Inc..
|1983||State University College at Buffalo||Ed.D.|
|1983||State University at Buffalo||Doctor of Education, Ed.D.|
|1974||State University College at Buffalo||B.S.|
|2009 - Present||BI Norwegian Business School||Adjunct Professor|
|1997 - Present||Creative Problem Solving Group||President|
|1993 - 1997||SUNY College at Buffalo||Professor|
|1982 - 1997||SUNY College at Buffalo||Director|
|1982 - 1997||Creative Problem Solving Group||Founder|
|1987 - 1993||SUNY College at Buffalo||Associate Professor|
|1983 - 1987||SUNY College at Buffalo||Assistant Professor|
|1980 - 1983||SUNY College at Buffalo||Instructor|
|1979 - 1980||Williamsville Central Schools||Gifted Specialist|
|1974 - 1979||Williamsville Central Schools||Teacher|