Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

  • Turcan, Romeo V. (PI)
  • Ahokangas, Petri (Project Applicant)
  • Mackenzie, Niall (Project Applicant)
  • Andersson, Svante (Project Applicant)
  • Dholakia, Nikhilesh (Project Applicant)
  • Fraser, Norman (Project Applicant)
  • Castler, Harald (Project Applicant)
  • Korkiakoski, Markku (Project Applicant)
  • Korkiakoski, Markku (Project Applicant)
  • Yrjola, Seppo (Project Applicant)
  • Mould, Chris (Project Applicant)
  • Lundum, Henrik (Project Applicant)
  • Matikainen, Jukka (Project Applicant)
  • Hamill, Steven (Project Applicant)
  • Jakobsen, Berit Klitgård (Project Manager)
  • Szwebs, Witold (Project Applicant)

Project Details


LNETN responds to MSCA ETN objectives and addresses the urgent need for new legitimation perspectives, theories, approaches and methods to understand how best to interpret and respond to newness, committing to and ensuring a positive social impact. It is the first ETN that combines newness, legitimation and theory building to address the need for training of a new generation of ESRs with quadruple-i (inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral, inter-technology and international) and transferable knowledge, skills and broad vision. LNETN timely sets up a unique, innovative quadruple-i research and training network within economics and social sciences, with applications in science, engineering, technology, health and humanities to provide a high quality quadruple-i research platform for the training of 15 ESRs in legitimation of newness and theory building focusing on interpretation and understanding of complex phenomena in ways which will transform effective decision making and policy implementation and contribute to economic development. The overall objective and main objectives are fulfilled by the following specific research objectives: to link the dimensions of sustainability to the discussion of tomorrow’s leadership and organisation, connected to a discussion of qualitative and ethical organization; to generalise into a widely applicable theory/policy/practice and provide high quality research data on how new industries and ventures gain legitimation; to evaluate innovative structural and operational organisational typologies and identify best practices; to create a substantial, path-breaking direction for studying newness in seemingly opposing social and ethical settings. LNETN will be implemented by a strong international consortium of 4 universities from Europe, 1 from US, 1 NGO, 4 innovative, high-tech companies and 3 innovation hubs. This consortium provides for quadruple-i mobility pathways, coupled with development of research-related and transferable competences.
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2023

Collaborative partners

  • University of Glasgow (Project partner)
  • University of Oulu (Project partner)
  • Halmstad University


  • Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen: DKK50,000.00


  • Legitimation
  • Newness
  • Theory Building
  • European Union
  • H2020
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie
  • Innovative Training Networks
  • European Training Networks


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