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STEERING INNOVATION AND CHANGE IN COMPLEX SOCIETIES Print E-mail

Borut Rončević, Nadja Damij 

Abstract
What can a nation, region, locality or organisation do to adjust successfully to global challenges? There are indeed no clear-cut prescriptions for adjustment, as it is a highly demanding and complex process. Namely, successful adaptation to these challenges is taking place at different levels, which have to achieve sync in a process of ‘social becoming’. The outcome is a society which allows continuous innovations and strategic changes. In this paper we are analysing innovations and social change as a multidimensional process, in which we need to establish sync between macro, meso and micro levels. We offer social fields theory as a useful explanatory tool.
 
Keywords: societal change, innovations, complexity, steering, social fields

Borut Rončević, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Nadja Damij, Ph.D., associate professor, Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Cite this article:
Rončević  Borut, Damij Nadja. Steering Innovation and Change in Complex Societies. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.4, no.3:5-25, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2011-no3-art01

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2011-no3-art01

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