This paper intends to illuminate the dynamic and generative role of (in)formal secrecies in idea generation processes. Moving beyond functionalist approaches, this paper focuses on the social dynamics of the relationship between secrecy and creativity. In this case study, secrecy was not only effective in order to prevent some loss of a pre-defined, already existing valuable idea as the property of an organization or a group of individuals. Instead, we found secrecy generative in various overlapping and intersecting modes that affected the idea trajectory as well as its valuation.
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publisher||Freie Universität Berlin|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||Organized Creativity Discussion Paper|
- Idea trajectory
- Pharmaceutical industry