The Hermeneutic Interplay of Complexity, Relations ans Institutions in Knowledge Transformation
A conceptual framework for a coherent understanding of knowledge as a socially constructed resource in flux over boundaries when innovating with others is constructed. Starting with an overview of different perspectives on innovation, showing a development towards a more iterative social process perspective on innovation. Then, a similar development in the field of knowledge and knowing is presented, where the perspective changes from a divisional systemthinking towards a more relational view of complementing combinations of knowledge and knowing, recognizing the challenge of boundaries. Further, relating, cognitive social capital and the justification of knowledge are described as different but interdependent dimensions of transforming knowledge across boundaries in participatory innovation. A multi-level concept of social dynamics of participatory innovation is proposed, and a model that illustrates the generic process of how new knowledge moves between individuals, and groups within organizations when it is transformed across boundaries is offered. Next, limitations are presented, and future research is discussed, pointing towards play and games as conceptually and practically promising approaches towards grasping the social dynamics of participatory innovation.
12th International Cinet Conference: Continuous Innovation: Doing More With Less, 2011
Knowledge and Knowing; Complexity; Institutions; Social Capital
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