Chetan Walia

Chetan Walia
University of Bradford | UB · School of Management

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Introduction
Chetan Walia is the CEO of BeOne Foundation and pursues research in business and management. Their most recent publication is 'A Dynamic Definition of Creativity'.

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Problemistic search theory describes a behaviour process whereby firms learn or formulate strategies based on the gap between aspiration and performance. It guides the creative process within a firm to provide novel and appropriate ideas for strategising. Problem perception has not been considered as a creative task for unique, useful and uncertain...
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Established firms formulate strategies to gain competitive advantage, to maximise their rent or to innovate to solve problems. This study develops a framework for exploring the implications of these strategic intents for creativity and value creation. The sample of the randomised control trial in this study included 32 strategic decision makers fro...
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Corporations have been found to create negative innovations for people in society; however, due to the organisational irresponsibility principle, responsibility has remained unattributable to the agents. Despite the ills created, the economic progress and technological advancements provided by capitalism have led its advocates to suggest there is n...
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The strategic decision-making (SDM) research is rooted in the case study approach and therefore may not have considered actual SDM behaviour. The strategy literature understands creativity within a limited cognition and stresses competitive advantage as the unit of analysis. Research on creativity has largely centred on creative individuals as gene...
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Sustainable competitive advantage was challenged by research in the 1990s, showing that there are many environments in hypercompetition and that hypercompetition, rather than competitive equilibrium, is the norm. Positions of advantage are temporary and are doomed to be eroded by emergent innovation elsewhere. Nokia, Eastman Kodak and Woolworth are...
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Firms understand creativity as the ability to produce novel and useful ideas, whereas innovation is understood as the process of bringing such ideas to life in the form of products, processes, or services. This definitional construct of creativity situates creativity in the context of the outcome (i.e. the creation or idea) and not the process lead...
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This chapter presents the creative–strategic model which is the intersection of strategic intents with the creative process, creative outcome and creative judgement. The result is a nine-grid model that captures creative–strategic outcomes for the strategic intents of maximising profit and competitive advantage and for problem discovery. The creati...
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This book provides an integrative analysis of creativity and strategic practices, particularly strategic problem formulation and strategic decision making. It examines the decision and not the individual as a unit of analysis, which leads to a deeper understanding of creative outcomes. It draws a correlation between strategic intent and creative ou...
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Benevolent intent has been stated to be psychologically opposed to capitalist goals of achievement and power. Corporations have been found to create suffering or harm for people in society; however, due to the organizational irresponsibility principle, responsibility has remained unattributable to the agents. Despite the ills created, the economic...
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Within a single organisation, multiple thought worlds exist, all of which are required to innovate and strategise for growth. The four thought worlds prevalent within leadership teams may be technical thought world (specialist), the field thought world (client facing), the planning thought world (marketing), and the manufacturing thought world (imp...
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The aim of this article was to review the definitions of creativity on which many previous studies have been based. Prior literature has merged creativity and creation into its understanding of the construct. By describing creativity with reference to its end result, that is, a creative outcome, theorists have not been able to pay attention to the...
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Concerns have been raised on negative aspects of creativity, and that creativity may be used to meet destructive ends. Creation and destruction, however are opposites of each other. A creative act is the opposite of a destructive act. A creative act implies intentionally bringing something nonexistent into existence to interact with the rest of lif...
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The statistics are clear: family-owned businesses create and contribute a vast amount of wealth in local economies and around the globe; and yet their survival rates remain dismal and declining over successive generations. With such a powerful economic engine at stake, this white paper sets out to discover the causes of these failures or failures...

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Understand the factors that impact survival, succession, and success of family owned businesses.
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Advance the understanding of creativity, as separate from creation, and its consequences for business, society, and economy.