Look who's talking: responsible innovation, the paradox of dialogue and the voice of the other in communication and negotiation processes

TitleLook who's talking: responsible innovation, the paradox of dialogue and the voice of the other in communication and negotiation processes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBlok, V
JournalJournal of Responsible Innovation
Volume1
Pagination171-190
Date Published2014/05/04
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number2329-9460
AbstractIn this article, we develop a concept of stakeholder dialogue in responsible innovation (RI) processes. The problem with most concepts of communication is that they rely on ideals of openness, alignment and harmony, even while these ideals are rarely realized in practice. Based on the work of Burke, Habermas, Deetz and Levinas, we develop a concept of stakeholder dialogue that is able to deal with fundamentally different interests and value frames of actors involved in RI processes. We distinguish four main characteristics of stakeholder dialogue. Dialogical responsiveness (1) enhances self-criticism, (2) is characterized by the constitution and the destruction of the self or identity of the actors involved, (3) consists only in the actual enactment of the dialogue and (4) is primarily responsive to the grand challenges of our time. Based on our findings, we provide a novel conceptualization of the central notion of responsiveness in the RI literature.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2014.924239
DOI10.1080/23299460.2014.924239

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