Firm Foundations (Photograph) - Managing and profiting from innovation in strategic networks

Natasha Clennell, Judy Zolkiewski, Ilma Chowdhury, Chris Raddats

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This research investigates how innovation occurs in the networks found within Manchester’s creative and digital sector; specifically, the aim is to explore and understand the role that innovation and networks play in increasing value to the businesses concerned, using case research.

The photograph depicts a section of a renovated wall; a combination of old and new brickwork. The wall represents innovation – blending old and new to form a solid foundation for the future and the networks of people involved over time.
Access can be a practical barrier in case study research (Yin, 2009). Here, initiating new contacts was balanced with building on pre-existing relationships, symbolised by the fusion of old and new bricks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
EventMethods@Manchester Fair 2017 - The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Nov 20171 Nov 2017


WorkshopMethods@Manchester Fair 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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