See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: Science,Technology and Innovation Management: Contributions to aMethodological FrameworkArticleinJournal of Technology Management and Innovation · July 2012DOI: 10.4067/S0718-27242012000200007CITATIONS16READS4452 authors:Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects:Programa R&D ANEELView projectInSysPoView projectAdriana BinUniversity of Campinas9PUBLICATIONS221CITATIONSSEE PROFILESergio Salles-FilhoUniversity of Campinas79PUBLICATIONS716CITATIONSSEE PROFILEAll content following this page was uploaded by Adriana Bin on 15 August 2014.The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file.
73Received March 3, 2012 / Accepted July 13, 2012J. Technol. Manag. Innov. 2012, Volume 7, Issue 2Science, Technology and Innovation Management: Contributions to a Methodological FrameworkAdriana Bin1, Sergio Salles-Filhoa2AbstractThe article discusses the specificities of science and technology development and innovation processes in organizational arena and their implications for planning and management. It proposes that ST&I processes must be planned and managed as evolutionary processes defined by targeted attitudes to search routines and an understanding of the selective instances in which organizations are embedded, taking into consideration the distinct institutional elements that mediate such relations. To deal with this framework, the article proposes a methodological framework comprising a set of building blocks to help managers deal with the challenge of innovation. The building blocks are: (1) indeterminacy; (2) the profile of the professionals involved and the organizational culture; (3) the collective logic associated with the complexity of non-linear, dynamic and adaptive systems; and (4) the logic of the scope economies associated with knowledge production. The methodology is applied in a case study of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa.Keywords: science; technology and innovation; research and development; management models; evolutionary processes; indeterminacy; complex systems; scope economies; embrapa1Assistant professor, School of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas, R. Pedro Zacarias 1300, Limeira, SP, Brazil - 13484-350 - phone: 55 19 3701-6685 Email: [email protected] UNICAMP. Background in Food Engineering; Master and PhD in Scientific and Tech-nological Policy. Researcher of the Study Group on the Organization of Research and Innovation – GEOPI. Areas of interest: planning and management of science, technology and innovation, strategic planning, research evaluation. 2Professor, Department of Science and Technology Policy, University of Campinas, POBox 6152, Campinas, SP, Brazil - 13083-870 - phone 55 19 3521 4555 Email: [email protected] UNICAMP. Background in Agronomic Engineering; Master in Energy Applied to Agricul-ture and PhD in Economics. Formerly Head of Planning of the National Agency for Innovation, FINEP. Presently is Director of the School of Applied Sciences at Unicamp. Founded, in 1995, the Study Group on the Organization of Research and Innovation - GEOPI. Areas of