Understanding the Process of Creation: A New Approach

  • Gennady Shkliarevsky Bard College


Our contemporary civilization increasingly relies on creative approaches and solutions. This growing dependence makes issues of control, regulation, and management of the process of creation ever more important. This article finds two major current theoretical perspectives on creativity and the process of creation to be vulnerable in one important respect: their explanation of the production of disequilibrium, which plays a singularly important role in the process of creation, does not pass the test of rational justification. This article suggests that the production of disequilibrium is intimately related to equilibration—the essential operation of rational thought processes. The emphasis on the role equilibration makes a rational justification of the production of disequilibrium possible. The new theoretical perspective opens the path toward a comprehensive and objective understanding of the process of creation, which is the main condition for regulating, controlling, and managing this process.

Author Biography

Gennady Shkliarevsky, Bard College

B.A., M.A., Kiev State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Publications include The Civilization at a Crossroads: Constructing the New Paradigm (book) (Raleigh, NC:Glasstree Publishing, 2017); “Overcoming Modernity and Violence,” in Robert E. Tully and Bruce Chilton, eds., Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey (Lanham: Hamilton Books, 2017); Labor in the Russian Revolution: Factory Committees and Trade Unions, 1917-1918 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993). Publications appeared in Journal of International Studies in Management and Organization, Tikkun, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Cosmos and History: Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Jahrbcher fr Geschichte Osteuropas, Review of Political Economy,
History/Histoire Russe, Journal of Modern History, and Europe-Asia Studies. At Bard College since 1985.

How to Cite
Shkliarevsky, G. (2017). Understanding the Process of Creation: A New Approach. Management:Journal Of Sustainable Business And Management Solutions In Emerging Economies, 22(3), 1-13. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2017.0021