The dynamics of innovation and social capital in social enterprises: a relational sense-making perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/220512
Title:
The dynamics of innovation and social capital in social enterprises: a relational sense-making perspective
Book Title:
Proceedings of the social innovation & entrepreneurship conference: extending theory, integrating practice
Authors:
Dawson, P. (Patrick); Scott, J. M. (Jonathan); Thompson, J. L. (John); Preece, D. (David)
Editors:
de Bruen, A. (Anne); Stangl, L. M. (Loren)
Citation:
Dawson, P., Scott, J.M., Thompson, J.L. and Preece, D. (2011) 'The dynamics of innovation and social capital in social enterprises: a relational sense-making perspective', Proceedings of the social innovation & entrepreneurship conference: extending theory, integrating practice, pp.177-191.
Publisher:
New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre
Conference:
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Massey University, New Zealand, 1-3 December 2011.
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/220512
Additional Links:
http://sierc.massey.ac.nz/conference/proceedings/
Abstract:
We develop a relational sense-making framework in order to understand the ways in which knowledge and information, when transferred across social networks, enable or inhibit the innovation process and its sustainability within social enterprises. Our model comprises four main elements: (i) Social capital, (ii) the Innovation, (iii) the Process, and (iv) Adoption and ongoing support (SIPA). Collective understanding through sense-making and sense-giving is fundamental to the successful management and sustainability of innovation projects. The social capital which emerges and develops may incorporate formal and/or informal group(s) linked by particular interests, common goals and/or shared agenda(s). Broadly speaking, the innovation may be directed towards either a problem or an opportunity for the collective. The ‘black box’ process through which different views and interests are presented, interpreted and collective sense-making occurs in the further development and uptake of innovation is by its nature: multifaceted, complex and non-linear. The temporal fragility of certain innovations necessitates ongoing support and acceptance in order to achieve longer-term sustainability. The iterative relations between these elements of social capital, innovation, process and adoption occur within a social, political and economic context in which sense-making and sense-giving of individuals and groups often compete. A key objective of our research is, therefore, to tease out the extent to which and the ways in which social relationships and networks, innovation intentions and technology development are influenced by social capital dynamics within organizations, social enterprises in particular.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
social capital; innovation; process; organizations; social enterprises
ISBN:
9780473203559
Citation Count:
No citation information available on Web of Science or Scopus

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dc.contributor.authorDawson, P. (Patrick)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorScott, J. M. (Jonathan)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorThompson, J. L. (John)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPreece, D. (David)en_GB
dc.contributor.editorde Bruen, A. (Anne)en_GB
dc.contributor.editorStangl, L. M. (Loren)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-25T13:29:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-25T13:29:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.isbn9780473203559-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/220512-
dc.description.abstractWe develop a relational sense-making framework in order to understand the ways in which knowledge and information, when transferred across social networks, enable or inhibit the innovation process and its sustainability within social enterprises. Our model comprises four main elements: (i) Social capital, (ii) the Innovation, (iii) the Process, and (iv) Adoption and ongoing support (SIPA). Collective understanding through sense-making and sense-giving is fundamental to the successful management and sustainability of innovation projects. The social capital which emerges and develops may incorporate formal and/or informal group(s) linked by particular interests, common goals and/or shared agenda(s). Broadly speaking, the innovation may be directed towards either a problem or an opportunity for the collective. The ‘black box’ process through which different views and interests are presented, interpreted and collective sense-making occurs in the further development and uptake of innovation is by its nature: multifaceted, complex and non-linear. The temporal fragility of certain innovations necessitates ongoing support and acceptance in order to achieve longer-term sustainability. The iterative relations between these elements of social capital, innovation, process and adoption occur within a social, political and economic context in which sense-making and sense-giving of individuals and groups often compete. A key objective of our research is, therefore, to tease out the extent to which and the ways in which social relationships and networks, innovation intentions and technology development are influenced by social capital dynamics within organizations, social enterprises in particular.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centreen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://sierc.massey.ac.nz/conference/proceedings/en_GB
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_GB
dc.subjectinnovationen_GB
dc.subjectprocessen_GB
dc.subjectorganizationsen_GB
dc.subjectsocial enterprisesen_GB
dc.titleThe dynamics of innovation and social capital in social enterprises: a relational sense-making perspectiveen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.title.bookProceedings of the social innovation & entrepreneurship conference: extending theory, integrating practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.conferenceSocial Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Massey University, New Zealand, 1-3 December 2011.en_GB
ref.citationcountNo citation information available on Web of Science or Scopusen_GB
or.citation.harvardDawson, P., Scott, J.M., Thompson, J.L. and Preece, D. (2011) 'The dynamics of innovation and social capital in social enterprises: a relational sense-making perspective', Proceedings of the social innovation & entrepreneurship conference: extending theory, integrating practice, pp.177-191.en_GB
prism.startingPage177-
prism.endingPage191-
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