Innovating in Practices

  • Tiziana Russo-SpenaEmail author
  • Cristina Mele
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 6)


This work builds on a practice-based approach to offer a fresh understanding of innovation. The authors address innovation not simply as an outcome but as something actors do: a practice in terms of a collective doing that connects knowledgeable actors. The term ‘innovating’, rather than ‘innovation’, reflects the dynamic aspect of the phenomenon. Innovating is thus conceptualised as a texture of practices that seamlessly interweave relationships and actions. It emerges through two collective practices performed by multiple actor-to-actor interactions: networking and knowing.


Innovation Practices Knowing Networking 



The authors would like to thank Silvia Gherardi for her valuable comments on the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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