Cândido, AC.  2012.  Open Innovation and Social Network Analysis. Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies. 8:41-55. AbstractWebsite

In this work we propose the use of Social Network Analysis to understand the positioning of the concept of Open Innovation in the literature, offering thereby a complementary approach to existing literature review up to now. The main motivation of this network analysis is to contribute to the understanding of the concept of Open Innovation, with its spread to different areas of knowledge over the years and its relationship with other concepts in the literature. Some 403 articles published in the database of the Science Direct during the years 2003 to 2011 were analyzed. The data was collected separately by year, considering the following information: journals in which the articles were published; countries of origin of the articles’ authors, keywords of these articles and year of publication. The results reveal the intense growth of the use of the words "Open Innovation" in articles from different areas of knowledge, as well as its increasing interconnection with other concepts, allowing the understanding of its diffusion in the literature.

Moniz, A, Cabeças JM.  2011.  Editorial Note. Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies. 7:7-8.Website
Maia, MJ.  2011.  Decision-making process in radiology: the magnetic resonance example in the TA context. Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies. 7:75-101. AbstractWebsite

In order to understand the decision-making process in a Radiology Department, taking the Magnetic Resonance Equipment as an example, this paper reports a project to be followed. It is a guideline for future work development regarding Technology Assessment in Radiology. The Theoretical Framework is divided is three big issues. The first is “Technology Assessment”. Starting with the definition of some important concepts, the history and development of Technology Assessment will be addressed. The aim of this issue is to give a general main idea concerning TA contextualization. Doing a transposition of this subject to health area, it is also important to understand the particularities of Health Technology Assessment, second issue. Portugal framework on this subject will also be addressed. As so, the Portuguese National Health System is characterized and the decision-making stakeholders identified, has well as the competences for the decision-making process in general. The third issue is Decision-Making and its aim is to give a general elucidation on decision-making matters. To accomplish this, a research methodology was outlined, so that six research questions could be answered and five hypotheses could be accepted or refuted, in the future. With this research methodology, the Portuguese state of the art Magnetic Resonance equipment existence will be studied, using a survey as a resource. In the future, a mapping stakeholder technique will be used to identify the decision making key stakeholders and a survey will be applied to map theirs skills and competences in the process, where a pre-test was already applied. The results of this pre-test are presented.

Moretto, S.  2011.  Societal embedding in high-speed train technology development: dominant perspective from a case study. Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies. 7:57-73. AbstractWebsite

The present article posits constructive technology assessment as the dominant perspective of societal embedding practices in the technical development process by the high-speed train manufacturing industry, resulting from a research study conducted in 2011 (Moretto 2011). The article covers the main elements of the study, being the high-speed train manufacturing industry’s strategic intelligence, technology pattern, knowledge exchange, technology trajectories; and finally presents the arguments justifying constructive technology assessment as the dominant approach.

Boavida, N.  2011.  Decision making processes based on innovation indicators: which implications for technology assessment? Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies. 7:33-55. AbstractWebsite

The present work deals with the use of innovation indicators in the decision-making process. It intends to contribute to the discussion on the construction, use and analysis of indicator systems and also to evaluate its weight on decision-making in innovation. The goal is to help understand how innovation indicators can influence technology policy and through it, society at large. This work will start by analysing the use of indicators (their problems and consistency) and other sources of information that contribute to build the opinions of innovation decision makers. This will be followed by a survey and interviews with main innovation actors. The results will shed light on the impact of the use of indicators by the innovation community – both in terms of technology policy and in the social sphere. Proposals and implications for the future will be advanced, hopefully adding new contributions to the governance of the science, technology and innovation field.

Maria João Maia

junior researcher/CESNOVA-IET

Doutoranda no Programa Doutoral em “Avaliação de Tecnologia” da UNL, tem desenvolvido a sua investigação na área da Governação Técnica em Radiologia, mais especificamente no processo de tomada de decisão no que  concerne as novas tecnologias de diagnostico,

Nuno Boavida

junior researcher/CESNOVA-IET, ITAS-KIT


  • Graduated in Industrial Production Engineering at the New University of Lisbon in 1999
  • Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2001 (Thesis on the Revitalization strategies for Portuguese labour movement)
  • Student of the PhD in Technology Assessment at the New University of Lisbon since 2009 (Thesis on technology decision-making and the use of innovation indicators)

Professional background

António Brandão Moniz



Studied Sociology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon until 1980; Post-graduation studies on Social Sciences at University of Azores 1983; PhD on Sociology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa 1992, on processes of technological and organisational changes in the Portuguese manufacturing industry. Habilitation 2001 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) on Sociology of New Information Technologies.

Professional background

Nina Amelung

Researcher/Tech. Uni. Berlin

Nina Amelung is Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate in the Innovation in Governance Research Group at the Department of Sociology,Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

She is a social scientist and studied sociology, political science and psychology at the Rheinisch-WestfälischeTechnischeHochschule Aachen and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The subject of her diploma thesis was "Sustainable Development and Quality of Life: The Relevance of Environment for the Subjective Wellbeing".