Towards human and social innovation: not wanting to know in order to create

Hayward, Peter, Ramos, Jose M., & O'Connor, Allan (2007) Towards human and social innovation: not wanting to know in order to create. In Proceedings Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007: 4th International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 303-304.

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Abstract

The formation of a venture relies, in part, upon the participants reaching a shared understanding of purpose and process. Yet in circumstances of great complexity and uncertainty how can such a shared understanding be created? If the response to complexity and uncertainty is to seek simplicity in order to find commonality then what is lost and what is at risk? Can shared understandings of purpose and process be arrived at by embracing complexity and uncertainty and if so how? These questions led us to explore the process of dialogue and communication of a team in its formative stages. Our interests were not centred upon the behavioural characteristics of the individuals in the 'forming' stage of group dynamics but rather the process of cognitive and linguistic turns, the wax and wan of ideas and, the formation of shared meaning. This process of cognitive and linguistic turns was focused thematically on the areas of foresight, innovation, entrepreneurship, and public policy. This cross disciplinary exploration sought to explore potential synergies between these domains, in particular in developing a conceptual basis for long term thinking that can inform wiser public policy.

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ID Code: 48896
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 28 Feb 2012 04:48
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 04:48

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