The Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks research unit (IKON) was established in 1997 to advance understanding of the interactions between innovation, knowledge and networks - primarily from an organisational theory perspective. Our research emphasises a critical understanding of the social aspects of innovation, change, knowledge management and interfirm relations thereby complementing the often technologically focused research that dominates these fields.
Our members help develop the social science of innovation by applying theoretical perspectives from social and organization theory to team-based empirical studies of the creation, translation and adoption of technological and organizational innovations.
Key research themes
Improving the capabilities of NHS organisations to use evidence: A Process Model
NHS Top Managers, Knowledge Exchange and Leadership: The Early Development of Academic Health Science Networks