Research Output

The innovator's social network.

  The concept of innovation has evolved significantly over the last decade. It now appears that inherent successful innovation can be explained by the influence of the social networks and social capital. Originally based on tangible forms of capital and the necessity of technology pull and push, innovation management is now integrated in a larger system. The innovator’s social network contains knowledge and information obtained from multiple connections in the social capital embedded in organisational and Inter-organisational network. This study shows the impact of inter-organisational, personal and business network in different sectors. The impact of the different networks on start-ups and mature companies, and how this is related to different performance levels in mature companies, is also outlined.

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  • Date:

    30 November 2006

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  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management


Lewrick, M., Raeside, R. & Peisl, T. (2006). The innovator's social network. Journal of technology management & innovation. 2, 38-48. ISSN 0718-2724



Social Network; Social Capital; Innovation; Innovation Styles; Inter-organisational Networks; Organisational networks;

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