Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

LNETN 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 responds to MSCA ETN objectives and addresses the urgent need for new legitimation perspectives, theories, approaches and methods to learn and know how best to interpret and respond to newness, committing to and ensuring a positive social impact.

LNETN timely sets up a unique, innovative quadruple-i research and training network within social sciences and economics, 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:

  • link the dimensions of sustainability to the discussion of tomorrow’s leadership and organisation, connected to a discussion of qualitative and ethical organization;
  • generalise into a widely applicable theory/policy/practice and provide high quality research data on how new industries and ventures gain legitimation;
  • evaluate innovative structural and operational organisational typologies and identify best practices;
  • create a substantial, path-breaking direction for studying newness in seemingly opposing social and ethical settings.

LNETN is implemented by a strong international consortium that provides for quadruple-i mobility pathways, coupled with development of research-related and transferable competences:




TBRP partnered with the Organizational Legitimacy Observatory - a knowledge hub that aims to support, disseminate and cooperate on organizational legitimacy and legitimation. For more information about the Observatory, contact Alicia Blanco-González


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie grant agreement No 860364.

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