EDO is a network of networks that acts as a knowledge cluster by linking subjects and lines of work connected with organizations development and with the aim of taking part of the formative processes.
The framework is conceived and constituted from different nodes which in turn are research groups at the same University and at other ones. The appointment of this to one or another group is not permanent and can be changed depending on the research activities developed at that moment. However, it is standard practice for the organizer to remain stable. EDO is a network of networks that acts as a knowledge cluster linking up projects related to the development of organisations, with the aim of intervening in teaching processes.It is structured around various nodes which in turn are research groups belonging to the same university or other ones. Group membership is not permanent and may change in line with the particular research activities being carried out at any given moment. As a rule, however, group coordinators remain stable.
The 2008 organisation chart confirms EDO’s dynamic nature, by maintaining a core of senior managers, mainly founder members, surrounded by working groups that change over time. (See how the team has evolved).
EDO thus serves as a support structure, helping the groups to link up, creating synergies both for ideas and for resourcing and making commitments to individuals, groups, institutions and society as a whole. At the same time its dynamic nature allows it to adapt to constantly changing social, academic and personal demands. The first node, coordinated by Joaquín Gairín of the UAB, has been joined by nodes based in other universities, namely the University of Alcalá de Henares, the University of Granada, the University of Lérida and, between 2005 and 2009, Spain’s National Distance Education University (UNED).