Knowledge Integration and Innovation

Knowledge Integration and Innovation

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Technology-based firms continue to compete primarily on innovation, and are continuously required to present new solutions to an exacting market. Innovation processes have progressively become interdisciplinary, collaborative, inter-organizational, and international, and a firm's ability to synthesize knowledge across disciplines, organizations, and geographical locations has a major influence on its viability and success. This book demonstrates how knowledgeintegration is crucial in facilitating innovation within modern firms. It provides original, detailed empirical studies of prerequisites, mechanisms, and outcomes of knowledge integration processes on several organizational levels, from key individuals, projects, and internal organizations, tocollaboration between firms.Volkswagen, on the other hand, had not entered the hybrid race by the end of the studied period; instead, it stepped up its efforts ... diesel engine alternatives offered by Volkswagen in six consecutive generations of their Golf model (Mk1- Mk6).

Title:Knowledge Integration and Innovation
Author:Christian Berggren, Anna Bergek, Lars Bengtsson, Michael Hobday, Jonas Söderlund
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-01-24


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