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dc.contributor.authorKristiansen, Svein-Toreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-27T09:49:43Z
dc.date.available2015-03-27T09:49:43Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationKristiansen, S. -T. (2014). Facilitating innovation in networks composed of non-mandated relations. International Journal of Action Research, 10(1), 34-53 . doi:10.1688/IJAR-2014-01-Kristiansenen_US
dc.identifier.issn1861-1303en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1149319en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/2551
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the processes of transforming a network of nonmandated exchange relations into a cohesive and innovative partnership. The question this paper attempts to answer is how to speed up innovation processes in such networks. The paper demonstrates that transformation of networks is a consequence of participants’ ability to set the agenda and provide the justification necessary to mobilise others for shared ends. However, to utilise the individuals’ interests in worthwhile directions requires facilitation able to bridge local discourses by nurturing inquiries and comparison of the differences among the present operational contexts. This calls for grammatical inquiries in which the participants examine the different ways of wording a phenomenon as a means to build a shared language from within their everyday conversation. The paper builds on a seven years research project of constructing and developing an inter-firm network among eight SMEs in the electronics industry in Norway. The paper concludes by outlining four recommendations for facilitation that aim to speed up innovation processes in networks consisting of nonmandated exchange relationsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherReiner Hampp Verlagen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Action Research;10(1)en_US
dc.subjectFacilitationen_US
dc.subjectBusiness networken_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectDialogical inquiryen_US
dc.titleFacilitating innovation in networks composed of non-mandated relationsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1688/IJAR-2014-01-Kristiansen


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