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Social interaction and organisational change [electronic resource] : Aston perspectives on innovation networks / editors, Oswald Jones, Steve Conway & Fred Steward.

Publication:
London : ICP ; Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific, c2001.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (391 p.)
Series:
Series on technology management ; v. 6.
Series on technology management ; v. 6
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Subjects:
Business networks.
Organizational behavior.
Social networks.
Technological innovations -- Management.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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
Contents:
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
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Conway, Steve.
Jones, Oswald.
Steward, Fred.
ISBN:
1-281-86602-4
9786611866020
1-84816-148-4
OCLC:
879023869