Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

A guide to ontology, epistemology, and philosophical perspectives for interdisciplinary researchers

How can understanding philosophy improve our research? How can an understanding of what frames our research influence our choices? Do researchers’ personal thoughts and beliefs shape research design, outcomes and interpretation? These questions are all important for social science research. … Continue reading

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Five organizational features for successful interdisciplinary research

How can significant challenges associated with doing interdisciplinary research be overcome? What are the best ways to build institutional capacity and structures that support interdisciplinary research? We have identified five key organizational features that enable successful interdisciplinary research. These are … Continue reading

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Critical Action Research in Human Resource Development

Critical approaches to HRD do not focus solely on improving organizational performance; instead, they address previously undiscussable issues such as power, politics, class, alternative work structures, sexism, racism, and heterosexism. As critical HRD often seeks to raise problems instead of … Continue reading

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Reflexive discourse analysis: A methodology for the practice of reflexivity

How to implement reflexivity in practice? Can the knowledge we produce be emancipatory when our discourses recursively originate in the world we aim to challenge? Critical International Relations (IR) scholars have successfully put reflexivity on the agenda based on the … Continue reading

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The Spin-off Chain

Several theories have been developed over a large number of years on the effort of localisation and exploitation of research results that take place in research laboratories and which can lead to the production of innovative products. This process is … Continue reading

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University spin-off

University spin-offs (also known as university spin-outs)[1][2] transform technological inventions developed from university research that are likely to remain unexploited otherwise.[3] As such, university/academic spin-offs are a subcategory of research spin-offs. Prominent examples of university spin-offs are Genentech, Crucell, Lycos … Continue reading

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Spin-off. Theoretical Approach Overview

: In a world facing unprecedented challenges, entrepreneurs must focus their attentiontowards new opportunities to improve their products and services for higher turnovers.Innovation is the key that solves this challenge. In the scholarly literature, innovation has a wide range of … Continue reading

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Advice Giving and Receiving Within a Research Network

One of the central components of research-related networked work is the exchange of advice through which researchers are expected to share useful information, especially critical information that others might not possess. A key enabler for advice exchange is the minimizing … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning to Promote 21St Century Skills: An Action Research Study

This action research study explored how instructional staff members at a ruralhigh school in Central Virginia can improve their PBL instructional practices to promotestudents to acquire the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity,and critical thinking. Based on the results … Continue reading

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Scaffolded Research-Based Learning for the Development Of Scientific Communication In Undergraduate Students

A Research Based Physiology subject was developed to improve undergraduate students’ experimental design and written communication skills through the generation of a scientific manuscript. This subject consisted of active-learning lectures, small-group discussions and formative feedback on students’ drafts of sections … Continue reading

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