INNOVACIÓN – Sociology of innovation
The Sociology of Innovation research group studies the social conditions involved in the generation and dissemination of innovation in the economic and social fields. In particular, it investigates elements of the social and cultural structure that shape Research Development and Innovation systems, as well as their effects on the transfer of knowledge and innovation processes in both public and private sectors.
The line of research that the group takes is directed towards applied investigation and consultation based on evidence for institutions and businesses that look to understand the behaviour of agents that are part of the different spaces within innovation systems.
Research results aim to facilitate transfer practices, with special emphasis on the use of innovation for the improvement of public policy and democratic governance. To this effect the group adopts an interdisciplinary approach that interweaves sociology and economy.
Manuel Fernández Esquinas is Senior Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA). He has a ...Read More »
Bachelor in Information Science by the University of Granada (1999) and PhD in Information Science by the Charles III University of Madrid (2007). He was trained as ...Read More »