From Theater Stages to Business: How Improvisation Fosters Innovation in Corporate Settings

Robert Serban Lupu

Student thesis: Master thesis


Improvisation is a phenomenon originated in theater that has timorously cross over the border of pure art and reconnoitered the corporate sphere. The practice of improvisation has emerged in the United States decades ago, and now talented actors decided to enhance their set of skills on stage with entrepreneurial assets and bring the concept in Europe. Still, improvisation lacks vigor in providing factual data on how organizational settings might thrive by using techniques of improvisation. This issue is doubled by a corporate scenery dominated by business managers who are clung to the old way of doing things. Matters of contention investigated throughout the study spin around the daily use of improvisation in companies. The presupposition targets beneficial outcomes as improvisation is taught to be serving the achievement of extraordinary creativity in work teams. Discussion finds lucidity by delving into the facets of communication and leadership, but also by reference to corporate theorizations and creativity-cognate scholastic articles. The study has an exploratory scent as it aspires to offer clear definitions to both managers and improvisers, employees and actors. The foregoing work can be seen as a contrivance of creativity to the actual business environments, attempting to favor the creation of a meeting point for theater and corporate representatives. Valued at its best, the capacity of wondering is central to this paper. Processes step out of linearity and findings are entrenched in solid empirical frameworks. Curiosity and learning desire adds authenticity to the research mechanism and makes the following read at least captivating, if not enlightening.

EducationsKandidatuddannelse i Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2017
Number of pages104