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Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace

Program/Project Management Resource List #10

Revised Sept. 2011

Provided by the NASA Headquarters Library

"I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom." - Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was called the "Wizard of Menlo Park" because of the many inventions and improvements that streamed out of the laboratory that he built there. The secret of his success lay not only in his own creativity, but also in his ability to create a workplace where he could spark the creative abilities of other people. This webpage focuses on how to create your own "Menlo Park". You may also find interesting materials in our webpages on Change Agents, Creative Problem Solving, Corporate Culture, Managing Scientists and Engineers, Teams and Teamwork, or Interpersonal Relations and Group Dynamics.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.


Contents: Books E-books Articles and Reports Internet Resources

Books

Berkun, Scott. The Myths of Innovation. Beijing, China; Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2007.
T173.8 .B475 2007 BOOKSTACKS
 
Betz, Frederick. Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage From Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2003.
HD45 .B443 2003 PPM-STACKS
 
Chiesa, Vittorio. R & D Strategy and Organisation: Managing Technical Change in Dynamic Contexts. River Edge, NJ: Imperial College Press, 2001.
HD45 .C475 2001 BOOKSTACKS
 
Hemlin, Sven, et al. Creative Knowledge Environments: The Influences on Creativity in Research and Innovation. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub., 2004.
Q172.5 .C74 C73 2004 PPM-STACKS
 
Hodock, Calvin L. Why (Smart Companies) Do Dumb Things: Lessons Learned From Innovation Blunders: Avoiding Eight Common Mistakes in New Product Development. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2007.
HF5415.153 .H62 2007 BOOKSTACKS
 
Nambisan, Satish. Transforming Government Through Collaborative Innovation. Washington, DC: IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2008.
JF1531 .N365 T736 2008 BOOKSTACKS
 
Rabe, Cynthia Barton. The Innovation Killer: How What We Know Limits What We Can Imagine--And What Smart Companies Are Doing About It. New York, NY: American Management Association, 2006.
HD53 .R33 2006 PPM-STACKS
 
Snyder, Nancy Tennant. Strategic Innovation: Embedding Innovation as a Core Competency in Your Organization. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
HD45 .S59 2003 PPM-STACKS
 

E-books

All e-books listed here are available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24x7 service of SATERN.
 
Capodagli, Bill, and Lynn Jackson. Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground. McGraw-Hill, 2010.
 
Douglas, Kimberly. The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
 
Gratton, Lynda. Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz With Energy: And Others Don't. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.
 
Laurin, Cyndi, and Craig Morningstar. The Rudolph Factor: Finding the Bright Lights that Drive Innovation in Your Business. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
 
Meyer, Pamela. From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement. Jossey-Bass, 2010.
 
Sloane, Paul. The Innovative Leader: How to Inspire Your Team and Drive Creativity. Kogan Page, 2007.
 
von Stamm, Bettina. Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity. John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
 
Wright, Howard. Ten Steps to Innovation Heaven: How To Create Future Growth And Competitive Strength. Marshall Cavendish, 2007.
 
The e-books listed below are available to the general public through the National Academies Press.
 
Mitchell, William J., Alan S. Inouye, and Marjory S. Blumenthal (eds.). Beyond Productivity: Information, Technology, Innovation, and Creativity, 2003.

Articles and Reports

Allen, Charles D.. Creative Thinking for Individuals and Teams: An Essay on Creative Thinking for Military Professionals. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, 2009.
(ADA511957: (2009) DTIC)
 
Millis, Marc G. Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project: Project Management Methods, NASA/TM-2004-213406, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, Dec. 2004.
(20050041926: (Aug. 25, 2005) NTRS)
 
Newman, Jerry L. "Building a Creative High-Performance R&D Culture", Research-Technology Management, vol. LII, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 2009), p. 21-31.
 
Mounce, Capt. Gabe. "Diversity and Freaks", Defense AT&L, May-June 2008, p. 38-40.
Available online at the Defense AT&L Database.
 
Nichols, T.T., and C.B. Millet. Proposal for Creating a Pocket of Innovation and Adaptability Within a Bureaucratic Enterprise, INEEL/EXT-01-00899, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, July 2, 2001.
(782916: (Feb. 5, 2008) DOE Information Bridge)
 
Wood, Richard M., Steven X.S. Bauer, and Craig A. Hunter. "Creativity and Creative Teams", in: 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 8-11, 2001.
(20010013298: (July 25, 2009) NTRS)

Internet Resources

Centre for Innovation Studies. 2008 [Sept. 7, 2011].
http://www.thecis.ca/
 
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 2011 [Aug. 31, 2011].
http://www.kauffman.org/
 
GovLeaders. Fostering Innovation in Government 2011 [Aug. 31, 2011].
http://www.govleaders.org/
 
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Government Innovators Network. 2011 [Aug. 31, 2011].
http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/
 
Industrial Research Institute. Aug. 2011 [Sept. 7, 2011].
http://www.iriinc.org/
 
International Society for Professional Innovation Management. 2011 [Sept. 7, 2011].
http://www.ispim.org/
 
National Science Foundation. NSF Innovation Corps. Aug. 9, 2011 [Sept. 12, 2011]
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/index.jsp
 
Scott, Matt. ASK Magazine Lessons. July 21, 2011 [Sept. 7, 2011].
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oce/appel/ask/archives/lessons_index_A-L.html

Last Updated: Sept. 2011