Dominant cognitive frames and the innovative power of social networks

D'Andreta, Daniela, Marabelli, Marco, Newell, Susan, Scarbrough, Harry and Swan, Jacky (2016) Dominant cognitive frames and the innovative power of social networks. Organization Studies, 37 (3). pp. 293-321. ISSN 0170-8406

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In this paper, we illustrate the link between social network structures, dominant cognitive frames on network purpose and the innovative power of a network, through a mixed-method comparative analysis of two knowledge translation networks (KTNs) in the English National Health Service (NHS). Our findings illustrate several challenges for networked forms of organization linked to different manifestations of social networks (centralized/decentralized) and dominant cognitive frames (polarizing/loosely clustered). Our paper contributes a better understanding of how dominant frames on network purpose emerge alongside the development of network structure itself, and explores how this interplay between dominant frames and social networks impacts upon the collaborative work that supports the network’s innovative power.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: agency, centrality, cognition, conflict, framing, healthcare, mandated networks, power, sensemaking, social network
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 09:07
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 09:07
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