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Author Conway, Steve
Title Social Interaction And Organisational Change, Aston Perspectives On Innovation Networks : Aston Perspectives on Innovation Networks
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2001
©2001
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Descript 1 online resource (391 pages)
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Series Series On Technology Management ; v.6
Series On Technology Management
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- The Contributors -- Chapter 1 Introduction: Social Interaction and Organisational Change -- Introduction -- Actors and Innovation Networks -- Structure Embeddedness and Innovation Networks -- Social Interaction and Innovation Networks -- Researching Innovation Networks -- Issues of Theory and Method -- Aston Perspectives -- References -- Chapter 2 Micropolitics and Network Mapping: Innovation Management in a Mature Firm -- Introduction: Innovation and Networks -- The Politics of Innovation -- Micropolitics and Innovation Networks -- Research Methods -- Innovation Networks in PAC -- The Micropolitics of Innovation Networks -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3 Employing Social Network Mapping to Reveal Tensions Between Informal and Formal Organisation -- Introduction -- Social Network Analysis and Network Mapping -- Informal Organisation -- The Tensions Between Formal and Informal Organisation -- Introduction to the Case-Study -- The Case-Study: Pilot Implementation of an IT System -- Concluding Comments -- References -- Chapter 4 An Economic Perspective on Innovation Networks -- Introduction -- Knowledge and Innovation -- A Transaction Cost Perspective -- Evolutionary Economics and Resource-based Theory -- The Roles of Reputation and Trust -- Spillovers in Innovation -- Cooperation and Spillovers in Networks: Insights from Game Theory -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 5 Patterns of Networking in the Innovation Process: A Comparative Study of the UK Germany and Ireland -- Introduction -- An Economics Perspective on Innovation Networks -- The Product Development Survey -- Discussion: Innovation Networks and Institutions -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6 Shaping Technological Trajectories through Innovation Networks and Risk Networks: Investigating the Food Sector
Innovation and Risk in the Food Sector -- Network Conceptualisations Drawing on Evolutionary Models of Technology -- Network Approaches to Organisation and Policy Processes -- A Research Framework for Exploring Innovation and Risk Networks -- References -- Chapter 7 Techno-Economic Networks: Technological Transfer via the Teaching Company Scheme -- Introduction -- Policy Initiatives for Improving UK Industrial Competitiveness -- The Innovation Process -- The Network Perspective -- The Innovation Process and Actor-Network Theory -- Methodology -- The Beta Teaching Company Scheme: A Techno-Economic Network -- The Four Moments of Translation -- Fragmenting the Network -- Summary -- References -- Chapter 8 Organisations Networks and Learning: A Sociological View -- Introduction -- Learning in Networks and Organisations -- Industrial Districts: Uncertainty and Coordination -- What Drives Innovation? The Benefits of Constraint -- The Decline of Industrial Districts -- Networks of Learning: Innovation Networks -- Further Research -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 9 The Innovative Capacity of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organisations: Networks and the External Environment -- Introduction -- Theoretical Background -- Research Methodology -- The Impact of Networks on the Innovative Capacity of VNPOs -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 10 Innovation through Postmodern Networks: The Case of Ecoprotestors -- Introduction -- The Ecoprotest Movement -- The Postmodern Environment of Organisations -- The Ecoprotest -- The Strategic Goals of New Age Travellers -- The Traveller Network: A Self-Organising System -- The Local Community Network -- Innovation Through Networking -- Conclusions and Lessons -- References -- Chapter 11 Realising the Potential of the Network Perspective in Researching Social Interaction and Innovation
The Rise of the Network Perspective: Simply a Fashion or Fad? -- The 'Taken-for-Granteds' of the Network Perspective in Innovation Studies -- Issues Relating to Existing Network Research -- Concluding Comments -- References -- Index
This book provides a detailed, multi-disciplinary analysis of innovation networks in a variety of organisational settings. All the contributors are employed at Aston Business School, which is one of the UK's foremost institutions in terms of both teaching and research. The book illustrates the way in which innovation networks are formed and sustained in a variety of organisational settings: the public sector, public-private collaboration, national policy level, inter-organisational credit links, as well as the more traditional focus on manufacturing firms. The strength of the network approach is that it encourages detailed analyses of the dyadic links which must be mobilised in the innovation process. At the same time, networks provide a framework for exploring the multiple sources and pluralistic patterns of communication typical of innovatory activity. Therefore, in contrast to much of the innovation network research undertaken in recent years, the focus of this book is as much on notions of "network as method" as on "network as phenomenon". Contents: Introduction: Social Interaction and Organisational Change; Micropolitics and Network Mapping: Innovation Management in a Mature Firm; Employing Social Network Mapping to Reveal Tensions Between Informal and Formal Organisation; Organisation; An Economic Perspective on Innovation Networks; Patterns of Networking in the Innovation Process: A Comparative Study of the UK, Germany and Ireland; Shaping Technological Trajectories Through Innovation Networks and Risk Networks: Investigating the Food Sector; Techno-Economic Networks: Technological Transfer via the Teaching Company Scheme; Organisations, Networks, and Learning: A Sociological View; The Innovative Capacity of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organisations: Networks and the External Environment; Innovation Through Postmodern Networks: The Case of
Ecoprotestors; Realising the Potential of the Network Perspective in Researching Social Interaction and Innovation. Readership: Academics in innovation studies, policy studies and organisational behaviour/theory
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Conway, Steve Social Interaction And Organisational Change, Aston Perspectives On Innovation Networks : Aston Perspectives on Innovation Networks Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2001 9781860942037
Subject Business networks.;Organizational behavior.;Social networks.;Technological innovations -- Management
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