My research examines how individuals collaborate to develop novel ideas and creative solutions to complex problems. Exploring the collective process of re-framing challenges, I study how group members develop creative ideas that are compatible with the constraints they face in large organizations, startups and partnerships. I am a research member of the Creative Leadership Incubator of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Having received $80,000 in support, I reported on my research at the following meetings:

Saleh, S.H., Hekman, D.R., Foo, M.D., Chan, E. Triggering Group Creativity: The Counterintuitive Benefits of Workload Pressure. Presented to the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 30th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April 2015.

Saleh, S.H., Foo, M.D., Hekman, D.R. Mentor or Tormentor: How Mentors Impact Entrepreneurs’ Creative Performance. Presented to the Annual Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference, Denver, CO, May 2015.

Saleh, S.H., Foo, M.D., Hekman, D.R. Mentor or Tormentor: How Mentors Impact Entrepreneurs’ Creative Performance. Accepted for presentation at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June 2015.

Foo, M.D., Sun, S., Chan, E., Saleh, S.H. Self-Regulation, Learning and Advancement: Effects of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Coping Behaviors on Learning and Venture Goal Progress. Accepted for presentation at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA, June 2015.

Saleh, S.H. Filtering Noise: How Entrepreneurs Use Heuristics and Biases to Make Decisions that Require Creativity. Accepted for presentation to the 3rd DREAMT-CYFE Doctoral and Young Researcher Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Bergamo, Italy, May 2015.

Kieninger, Axel, Saleh S.H. Service Level Engineering – Towards the quantification of services’ value and impact on business. Presented to the Annual Frontiers in Service Conference, Columbus, OH. June 2011.

I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. My dissertation: Freedom From Freedom: The Beneficial Role of Constraints in Collaborative Creativity.