Corporate Creativity Book Selected as Finalist for Financial Times Award

AMHERST, Mass. - The book "Corporate Creativity," co-authored by University of Massachusetts professor Alan G. Robinson, is one of five finalists in the Financial Times/Booz-Allen Global Business Book Awards in the business strategy and leadership category.

The London-based Financial Times is an influential international English-language business newspaper that provides global business information, analysis, and comment. Judging of the nominees in each of several categories takes place this month by an independent jury of private business experts.

Robinson, professor of finance and operations management in the UMass School of Management, and Sam Stern, professor of education at Oregon State University, argue in the book that most acts of creativity in business are unplanned and unexpected, come from ordinary people, and are not triggered by reward-based programs or suggestion-box methods.

Robinson was recently honored by UMass President William M. Bulger at the first President’s Forum, designed to showcase outstanding faculty from the five UMass campuses.

"Corporate Creativity" has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Voice of America, and has received positive reviews from publications such as Business Week and MoneyWORLD.