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Handbook of Research on Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems

Handbook of Research on Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems
Author(s)/Editor(s): Ziska Fields (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright: ©2021
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2385-8
ISBN13: 9781799823858
ISBN10: 1799823857
EISBN13: 9781799823872

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Description

Today’s world is continually facing complex and life-threatening issues that are too difficult or even impossible to solve. These challenges have been titled “wicked” problems due to their radical and multifarious nature. Recently, there has been a focus on global cooperation and gathering creative and diverse methods from around the world to solve these issues. Accumulating research and information on these collective intelligence methods is vital in comprehending current international issues and what possible solutions are being developed through the use of global collaboration.

The Handbook of Research on Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the collaboration between global communities in developing creative solutions for radical worldwide issues. While highlighting topics such as collaboration technologies, neuro-leadership, and sustainable global solutions, this publication explores diverse collections of problem-solving methods and applying them on a global scale. This book is ideally designed for scholars, researchers, students, policymakers, strategists, economists, and educators seeking current research on problem-solving methods using collective intelligence and creativity.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Ziska Fields (Ed.)
Ziska Fields (PhD) was an Associate Professor and Academic Leader at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She recently joined the University of Johannesburg. For this book, her affiliation will still be the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Fields has 13 years’ experience in the Financial Industry in South Africa and has 11 years’ Higher Education experience. Her qualifications include a BA (Communication Sciences), Diploma in Management Studies, MBA (Cum Laude) and PhD. She teaches various Management and Entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research focus area and passion is theoretical and applied creativity across various disciplines and contexts. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education. She also has various other research areas, which include Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation, Higher Education, Responsible Management Education, Artificial Intelligence, Future Studies and Information Technology. She edited three books titled “Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship”, “Collective creativity for responsible and sustainable business practice” and “Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. She has published various book chapters and papers in internationally recognized journals and presented various conference papers. She is a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM), Ethics Institute of SA (EthicsSA) and Institute of People Management (IPM).

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