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Getting New Things Done: Networks, Brokerage, and the Assembly of Innovative Action

David Obstfeld


Mobilizing people to pursue action that “gets new things done” depends critically on the effective orchestration of social networks and knowledge sharing. This orchestration is vital to the pursuit of innovation, especially in a world increasingly reliant on collaborative projects that assemble actors with diverse interests, abilities, and knowledge. This book offers a framework—the BKAP innovation model—for conceptualizing how social networks and knowledge sharing combine to influence success for innovation in general, but especially where innovation is not tied to preexisting routines, as in ... More

Keywords: social networks, brokerage, brokerage process, knowledge articulation, innovation, creative projects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760508
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Obstfeld, author
California State University, Fullerton