Category: creativity research


A first time for our small (but nicely formed) research group, July 10, 2018 saw us hosting an ‘In Conversation’ hub meeting at LCC (UAL) with two esteemed guests: Dr John Oliver, Professor of Media Management at Bournemouth University and Ruth Leary, Principal Fellow of the MA in Creative and Media Enterprises at Warwick University. Overlooking Parliament Read More


Creativity, Collaboration and Media Management – a conversation When – July 10th, 11-1 Where – LCC, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB.  room:  T1106 An informal conversation with Simon Das, Frania Hall and invited guests. We are delighted to be joined by two special guests for our discussion: Dr. John Oliver, Associate Professor of Media Read More

Case Studies on Managing Creativity in Magazine Publishing

One of the CIMRH bloggers recently published a journal research paper comparing two innovative but different magazines – Style at Home and a magazine website, The UpComing. By examining the publishing ‘idea’  and ‘approach’, the paper highlighted a link between business innovation and how editors manage creativity in the digital era, giving some clues about managing creativity for Read More

Managing Creativity: Media ‘mission impossible’?

Creativity in the media industries, as noted by Lucy Kung (2008), is arguably more important for business competitive advantage than it is in other industries. The creativity in the working ‘capital’ of ideas, new concepts and even technologies in magazine publishing is often cited as crucial for a dynamic industry that has been heavily impacted Read More

Rethinking analytical methods – ‘messy’ analysis, the crisis of legitimacy and creative research

It most probably reflects my own approach to analysis but I enjoy reading texts that reflect upon the iterative stages of analysis and that spend time assessing the many overlapping influences that affect the analytical process as it is played out. I have noticed that students do not always leave much space to explain how Read More

Meaning in Method: Critical Realism in Creative Industries Research?

After meeting with the CIMRH team to discuss methodologies for our research, it left me thinking about two things: (i) how much we’d all delved into the ontological debates about social science in the last six months and (ii) given discussion about ‘reflexive’ approaches – can there be ground between positivism and interpretvism ? Having shown Read More