Invation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring kwledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of invation is t necessarily caused by lack of techlogy or lack of will to invate, but often by social and cultural forces that jeopardize the cognitive processes and prevent potential invation. This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of invation: the social networks and the rms; values and attitudes (such as trust) of the actors; social capital as both bonding and bridging links between actors; and social capital as a feature at all spatial levels, from the single inventor to the transnational corporation. Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines explore the cultural framework of invation through empirics, case studies and examination of conceptual and methodological dilemmas.
Frane Adam is Head of the Research Centre at the Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analyses (IRSA), Ljubljana, Slovenia; Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Professor at the School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Hans Westlund is Professor at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden; JIBS (Jonkoping International Business School), Jonkoping, Sweden; and IRSA (Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analyses), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
Routledge Advances in Sociology
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