IKON is a multidisciplinary research centre within in Warwick Business School. We apply theoretical perspectives from social and organization theory to empirical studies of the creation, translation and use of knowledge and innovation.
IKON has international reputation and advises on organization studies, innovation studies and information systems, particulary on the social and information processes and networking practices in innovation and how they are influenced by specific organizational and institutional contexts.
IKON's key research themes are:
- Knowledge exploitation, integration and interactive innovation processes
- Networking and innovation
- Knowledge and learning in organizations
- Knowledge Management and
communities of practice
- Evidence generation and use
- Managing knowledge work
- Expertise development and transfer
The IKON Network
IKON is comprised of a distributed network of researchers working in the area of innovation, knowledge and organizational networks.
Our WBS academics include:
- Nicolini, Davide, Korica, Maja, 2021. Attentional engagement as practice : a study of the attentional infrastructure of healthcare CEOs. Organization Science
- Nicolini, Davide, Reinecke, Juliane, Ismail, Aneeq M., 2021. You're grounded! Towards a theory of enactive legitimation, materiality and practice. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 71, pp. 87-115
- Bharatan, Ila S., Swan, Jacky, Oborn, Eivor, 2021. Navigating turbulent waters : crafting learning trajectories in a changing work context. Human Relations
- Dittrich, Katharina, 2020. Scale in research on grand challenges. Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Summer School 2022
The advancement of practice-based studies in organization, administrative and social studies.
Practice and Process Studies: Studying Emotion or Affect, University of Warwick, 12 - 14 July 2022.