Organizational social networks (OVSN) are socio-technical artifacts, based on social networks that allow the development of relationships between people in organizations. Our assumption is that OSVN are capable of fostering organizational innovation. Organizational innovation means the creation and adoption of new products, processes and methods and its relation with OVSN is not yet well developed in the literature. Our research aims to analyze how the structuration of OVSN influences the structuration of organizational innovation. Our theoretical references are the Structuration and Institutional Theories. The research is under development in a large semi-public Brazilian organization and concerns three nation-wide educational projects. Qualitative data is collected through semi-structured interviews and participant observation. Our results should reveal the relationship between the structuration of OVSN and organizational innovation, analyzing how this process occurs dynamically and over time.
Ramires, Alexandre and Hoppen, Norberto, "Structuration Of Organizational Innovation Through Organizational Virtual Social Networks (Research-in-Progress)" (2017). CONF-IRM 2017 Proceedings. 45.