“Combining the Social and Technological Aspects of Innovation: Relationships and Networks” was the title of the 28th IMP Conference held in Rome, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in 2012. The relevant topics emerged during the Conference could be synthesized in: Network structure and its dynamics; Understanding Interaction; Actors: identity and role; Solutions and Value Creation; and Business Behavior in Networks. Analyzing the several papers presented the following issues were raised: what is the link between past tradition in IMP studies and innovative insights from the IMP conference held in Rome? which are the spaces for future research they open up?We propose some suggestions.
- network dynamics, interaction, actors, solution, business behaviour