Creative Ventures and the Personalities that Activate Them in a Post‐Disaster Setting

13 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2018

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Trudi Cameron

Lincoln University

Roy Montgomery

Lincoln University

Kevin B. Moore

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Emma J. Stewart

Lincoln University (NZ)

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

In the post‐earthquakes setting of Christchurch, New Zealand, the realization of value for the affected community occurred in a variety of ways. Data for this study were gathered from in‐depth interviews (n = 45) with people involved in a range of creative ventures pursued for commercial or social benefit during the five years following the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011. Perhaps unexpectedly, the unstable setting delivered a multitude of opportunities for entrepreneurship and a reduced level of perceived risk. It was found that characteristics of those implementing creative projects contributed to the initial success of ventures. The characteristics, however, differ in important ways from those found in previous research about the typical psychological propensities associated with those who act on entrepreneurial opportunities. Importantly, the characteristics that led to the activation of ideas in the post‐disaster setting may have also led to their inability to prolong benefits.

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Trudi and Montgomery, Roy and Moore, Kevin B. and Stewart, Emma J., Creative Ventures and the Personalities that Activate Them in a Post‐Disaster Setting (September 2018). Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 335-347, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3244701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caim.12270

Trudi Cameron (Contact Author)

Lincoln University

Roy Montgomery

Lincoln University

Kevin B. Moore

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ( email )

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20551
United States

Emma J. Stewart

Lincoln University (NZ)

PO Box 85084
Ellesmere Junction Road/Springs Road
Lincoln, 7647
New Zealand

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