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Knowledge Integration and Innovation: A Survey of the Field

Fredrik Tell

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This chapter surveys the literature on knowledge integration. Three approaches to knowledge integration are identified: (a) knowledge integration as knowledge sharing or knowledge transfer; (b) ... More


Participants in the Process of Knowledge Integration

Jonas Söderlund and Karin Bredin

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Building on the idea of knowledge integration as a process by which several actors (e.g. individuals) combine their uniquely held knowledge to create new knowledge, this chapter presents a study and ... More


Creation of Managerial Capabilities through Managerial Knowledge Integration: A Competence-Based Perspective

Frans A. J. van den Bosch and Raymond van Wijk

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The competence perspective has emphasized the importance of organizational resources and capabilities, particularly organizational knowledge. In investigating the management of organizational ... More


Exploring Knowledge Integration and Innovation

Christian Berggren, Anna Bergek, Lars Bengtsson, and Jonas Söderlund

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This introduction relates the principal idea behind the book — that knowledge integration is a vital part of the dynamics of the innovation process ߞ to previous literature on knowledge integration, ... More


Public Administration’s Canon(s) of Integration 1

Jos C.N Raadschelders

in Public Administration: The Interdisciplinary Study of Government

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693894
eISBN:
9780191731877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693894.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The notion that public administration has an identity crisis is rooted in a positivist embrace of unity of knowledge. This “identity crisis” evaporates when the study is regarded as an ... More


Knowledge Integration in Inter-firm R&D Collaboration: How do Firms Manage Problems of Coordination and Cooperation?

Mattias Johansson, Mattias Axelson, Cecilia Enberg, and Fredrik Tell

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Firms often need to collaboratively use and integrate two or more organizations' knowledge bases in order to achieve their goals. This is a challenging task due to two sets of commonly identified ... More


Inventors as Innovators and Knowledge Integrators

Hans Andersson and Christian Berggren

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

In this chapter, we argue that knowledge integration is not just an organizational- and team-level practice but concerns the everyday activities of inventive engineers and researchers involved in ... More


Knowledge Integration Challenges when Outsourcing Manufacturing

Lars Bengtsson, Mandar Dabhilkar, and Robin von Haartman

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Industrial firms experience a strong tension between high demands to outsource manufacturing to low-cost regions and the need to integrate and co-locate key competencies in product development ... More


Creative Accumulation: Integrating New and Established Technologies in Periods of Discontinuous Change

Anna Bergek, Christian Berggren, and Thomas Magnusson

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Mainstream innovation literature often contrasts two types of innovative processes: ‘creative destruction’, where new entrants and new technologies displace previously dominant firms, and ... More


Knowledge Integration and Creation in Projects: Towards a Progressive Epistemology

Lars Lindkvist, Marie Bengtsson, and Linnea Wahlstedt

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Product development projects typically comprise collaboration among participants who are strongly specialized or experienced in certain areas. Reaping the benefits of such a differentiated competence ... More


Lessons and Insights for Managers

Michael Hobday and Anna Bergek

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines insights gained, challenges to conventional management thinking, and, above all, lessons for practicing managers. In particular, it highlights (a) that knowledge integration ... More


Introduction: Managing Knowledge Integration across Boundaries

Fredrik Tell, Christian Berggren, Stefano Brusoni, and Andrew Van de Ven

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In this book, we argue that knowledge specialization, differentiation, and distribution are increasingly important features of the world. New knowledge boundaries are created, which makes managing ... More


Open Innovation: Managing Knowledge Integration across Multiple Boundaries

Lars Bengtsson, Nicolette Lakemond, Keld Laursen, and Fredrik Tell

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

When firms involve external partners more actively in their innovation processes, managing knowledge flows across multiple boundaries becomes an important challenge. In this chapter we investigate ... More


Managing across Knowledge Boundaries

Fredrik Tell

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

While knowledge specialization is key for achieving efficiency and innovation, such specialization also creates a need for knowledge integration across boundaries. Drawing upon the literature on ... More


Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Frederik Tell, Christian Berggren, Stefano Brusoni, and Andrew Van de Ven

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The increasing specialization of knowledge is a defining feature of the global economy and creates opportunities for efficiency gains and economic growth. However, as knowledge becomes more ... More


Knowledge Integration at Work: Individual Project Competence in Agile Projects

Karin Bredin, Cecilia Enberg, Camilla Niss, and Jonas Söderlund

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter addresses individual project competence as a key element in the process of knowledge integration in research and development projects. It argues for an individual and contextual turn in ... More


Relating Knowledge Integration and Absorptive Capacity: Knowledge Boundaries and Reflective Agency in Path-Dependent Processes

Christian Berggren, Jörg Sydow, and Fredrik Tell

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Absorptive capacity and knowledge integration are key concepts in knowledge-based analyses of firms. Knowledge integration focuses on knowledge scope and integration of differentiated knowledge; ... More


Division of Labour, Supplier Relationships, and Knowledge Integration

Federica Ceci and Andrea Prencipe

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Outsourcing provides a way for firms to manage processes across organizational boundaries and bridge among different technologies, capabilities, and knowledge. Whenever firms decide to make use of ... More


Bridging Scientists and Informal R&D Collaborations: Implications for Firm-Level Knowledge Integration and Patent Performance

Annapoornima M. Subramanian, Kwanghui Lim, and Pek-hooi Soh

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter distinguishes between formal and informal R&D collaborations and explores the extent to which a firm’s informal collaborations shape knowledge integration and, consequently, the firm’s ... More


Boundary Spanning, Boundary Objects, and Innovation

Andrew Van de Ven and Shaker A. Zahra

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Managing knowledge integration across boundaries for innovation involves boundary-spanning activities that facilitate exposure and access to diverse and oftentimes distant knowledge domains, ... More


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