Evolving innovation through office knowledge networks : mapping the ephemeral architecture of organizational creativity

DOBSON, Stephen, BRESLIN, Dermot, SUCKLEY, Louise, BARTON, Rachel and RODRIGUEZ, Liliana (2012). Evolving innovation through office knowledge networks : mapping the ephemeral architecture of organizational creativity. In: 12th EURAM 2012 : Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6th - 8th June 2012. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper explores positive conditions for the evolution of creative innovation through informal social networks in the office. By drawing on both Social Network Analysis (SNA) and the abstracted evolutionary mechanisms of variation, selection and retention, a multilevel conceptualization of the evolutionary processes underpinning the emergence and development of ideas within an organization is put forward. In this way SNA is used to visualize not just the connectivity of individuals within the company who offer 'expert advice' and 'new ideas' in the development of these products, but also the role of mediators in this process at a digital media company, Dataco.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
Depositing User: Louise Suckley
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 11:06
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5395

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