How our beliefs about creativity explain our ability to improve and sustain it over time.
Ella Miron-Spektor is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD.
Her research career is devoted to studying factors and conditions that promote creativity, learning and entrepreneurial success. She studies various companies to discover how employee creativity can be improved and sustained over time, and how managers can form effective teams that generate and implement good ideas. She is especially interested in 1) team characteristics that contribute to innovation and entrepreneurial success, 2) paradox mindset and strategies that enable to leverage conflicting demands to improve creativity and innovation, and 3) the influence of culture and technological environments on creativity and learning.
Professor Miron-Spektor’s research has been recognized by the academic community through many awards including the INFORMS Dissertation Award Finalist, the Academy of Management Best Student Paper Finalist, Best Paper Award of Paradox at EGOS, and the EBS Business School Best Paper award. She received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Fulbright, and the European Commission (Marie Curie).
Her research findings have been published in top management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her work has been profiled in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CBS News, and NBC News.
Studies show that the entrepreneurial team may impact a start-up’s long-term success more than its product.