- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Introduction: Integrating Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship to Enhance the Organization’s Capability to Navigate in the New Competitive Landscape
- Leadership and Creativity: The Mechanism Perspective
- Empowerment and Employee Creativity: A Cross-Level Integrative Model
- Rewards’ Relationship to Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurial Creativity: The Role of Learning Processes and Work Environment Supports
- An Identity Perspective on Creative Action in Organizations
- Psychological Bricolage: Integrating Social Identities to Produce Creative Solutions
- The Role of Antagonism in the Identities of Professional Artistic Workers
- Play, Flow, and Timelessness
- The Mood and Creativity Puzzle
- Does Passion Fuel Entrepreneurship and Job Creativity?: A Review and Preview of Passion Research
- Creativity in Teams: A Key Building Block for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Social Networks, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
- A Cross-Level Perspective on Creativity at Work: Person-in-Situation Interactions
- Ethics and Creativity
- A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Creativity
- Is All Creativity Created Equal?: Exploring Differences in the Creativity Processes Across the Creativity Types
- Organizing Creativity: Lessons From the Eureka! Ranch Experience
- Business Innovation Processes
- Innovating Without Information Constraints: Organizations, Communities, and Innovation When Information Costs Approach Zero
- Product-to-Platform Transitions: Organizational Identity Implications
- Business Model Innovation: Toward a Process Perspective
- Institutional Innovation: Novel, Useful, and Legitimate
- Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: A Perspective on the Relationship Between Managers, Creativity, and Innovation in Organizations
- Prigogine’s Theory of the Dynamics of Far-From-Equilibrium Systems: Application to Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizational Evolution
- Why Aren’t Entrepreneurs More Creative?: Conditions Affecting Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Activity
- Entrepreneurship as Emergence
- Corporate Entrepreneurship: Accelerating Creativity and Innovation in Organizations
- Entrepreneurial Identity and Resource Acquisition: The Role of Venture Identification
- Socioemotional Wealth: An Obstacle or a Springboard to Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Family Firms?
Abstract and Keywords
Through a review of empirical case studies, we examine the identities of professional artistic workers (i.e., a subset of professional creative workers who perceive themselves as creators of unique outputs that embody personal, artistic visions). To affirm their social identities at work, professional artistic workers appear to desire and signal exclusion from normative professional identity categories (e.g., corporate, or commercial) that they perceive as antagonistic to their social identities. Further, they appear to consistently signal such identity antagonism, over time, to maintain the authenticity of their social identities. These findings suggest that explicit and sustained identity antagonism may be essential to the maintenance of artistic workers’ social identities in professional work settings. Based on these findings, we develop a framework describing the role of antagonism in the identities of professional artistic workers. We discuss the implications of this framework for understanding and managing artistic workers in professional contexts.
Kimberly D. Elsbach is Professor of Management and Stephen G. Newberry Chair in Leadership at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Kim's research focuses on perception—specifically how people perceive each other and their organizations. She has studied these perceptual processes in a variety of contexts ranging from the California cattle industry, and the National Rifle Association, to Hollywood screenwriters. She is currently studying how crying at work affects images of professional women and why fans identify with NASCAR.
Alexzandra Caldwell-Wenman, Product Marketing Manager, Intuit
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