The subtle nature of innovation – Heidegger, Moreno and Henry, a phenomenological perspective


  • Ângela Lacerda-Nobre Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
  • Rogério Duarte Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
  • Marc Jacquinet Universidade Aberta, Lisboa Campus do IPS



open innovation, open science, regenerative principles, phenomenological management, impactful technology


The research aim is to explore the limits, frailties and vulnerabilities of the concept of well-being from a phenomenological perspective, under the argument that, from that groundwork, powerful, effective and impactful results may emerge. This consists in explorations into the subtle nature of innovation. The procedures applied, within the setting of phenomenological investigations and of hands-on-based work, include the disclosure of real-life examples, illustrations and influential initiatives that capture work-in-progress in contemporary societies. The conclusions wrap-up the insights from Heidegger, Moreno and Henry into the foundational basis of innovation, understood as an open, public, collective, dialogical and, inherently, disruptive process, which is (already), unavoidably, present in regenerative, ecological, socio-political, and local and global business economics research.


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