System Thinking to Understand Networked Innovation

  • Paula Urze
  • António Abreu
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 434)


Today, knowledge and the capability to create and utilize it are considered to be the main source of a company’s sustainable competitive advantage. Within this assumption, the present paper aims at discussing the advantages of applying a system thinking approach in order to deepen the understanding of the factors that leverage or constrain knowledge transfer to support co-innovation, and its impact at a member level, for instance, in terms of the capacity of generating new ideas, processes and products. The paper’s empirical section is based on one case study pointed to the largest highway concessionaire in Portugal.


System Thinking Innovation Knowledge Transfer Collaborative Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula Urze
    • 1
    • 2
  • António Abreu
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.FCT/UNL, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugal
  2. 2.CIUHTC – Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da TecnologiaPortugal
  3. 3.ISEL/IPL – Instituto Politécnico de LisboaPortugal
  4. 4.CTS – Uninova - Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas TecnologiasPortugal

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