Beyond Innovation Networks: Portugal
The research project aims to understand the relationship between two modes of innovation based on knowledge and learning (i.e. the science, technology, and innovation mode and the doing, using, and interacting mode) and the social networks where the innovation process takes place. Furthermore, it is our intent to collect and analyse data from innovation networks in Portugal in order to contribute to the scarce knowledge about innovation in the Portuguese economy.
Research will be carried out in three stages:
1) we intent to propose conceptual models for the agency and structure of STI and DUI networks based on extensive literature review;
2) we aim to assemble empirical models for the agency and structure of STI and DUI networks through social network analysis and multiple case studies;
3) we will test the empirical models from the second stage through a survey to a sample of Portuguese firms.
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia