INSPIRING FUTURES

The innovator's social network.

Lewrick, Michael, Raeside, Robert and Peisl, Thomas (2007) The innovator's social network. Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, 2 (3). pp. 38-48. ISSN 0718-2724

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    Abstract/Description

    The concept of innovation has evolved significantly over the last decade. It now appears that inherent successful innovation can be explained by the influence of the social networks and social capital. Originally based on tangible forms of capital and the necessity of technology pull and push, innovation management is now integrated in a larger system. The innovator’s social network contains knowledge and information obtained from multiple connections in the social capital embedded in organisational and Inter-organisational network. This study shows the impact of inter-organisational, personal and business network in different sectors. The impact of the different networks on start-ups and mature companies, and how this is related to different performance levels in mature companies, is also outlined.


    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0718-2724
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Network; Social Capital; Innovation; Innovation Styles; Inter-organisational Networks; Organisational networks;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    Item ID: 4385
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 10:41
    Last Modified: 03 May 2011 10:41
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4385

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