Embarked on social processes (the rivers) in dynamic and multilevel networks (the boats)
60 - 76 p.
Social processes, Cooperation dilemmas, Multilevel networks, Multilevel relational infrastructures, Coopetitive learning, Institutional entrepreneurship, Politics, Open science, Neo-structural sociology
This published text underlying the keynote presentation at the Sunbelt XXXVIII in Utrecht, 2018. It presents a neo-structural approach to social processes in the organizational society and the usefulness of the analyses of multilevel networks to understand how we navigate these processes and are made aware of them when we face cooperation dilemmas. Empirical illustrations look at how multilevel networks and relational infrastructures are useful to research a process such as coopetitive learning in science, business and government. A conclusion focuses on the role of multilevel relational infrastructures in institutional entrepreneurship, social change and politics, as well as on our responsibility to develop our knowledge of these social processes and multilevel relational infrastructures as open science.