14 Exploring Integrative Creative Leadership in the Filmmaking Industry

Nicole Flocco, Filomena Canterino, Stefano Cirella, Jean-Francois Coget, and Abraham B. (Rami) Shani

Introduction

Creativity—defined as “the production of ideas, products, or procedures that are novel or original, and potentially useful or practical” (Amabile, 1996) or “as a continuous process of thinking innovatively, or finding and solving problems, and implementing new solutions” (Basadur, Graen, & Green, 1982)—is considered a necessary prerequisite for organizational innovation, growth, and survival. Many scholars assert that leadership plays a crucial role in managing the creative process and that it is unlikely that creative outcomes will be realized without a large ...

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