Knowledge Management and Innovation in Networks

Knowledge Management and Innovation in Networks

By: Ard-Pieter de Man (editor)Hardback

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As an ever-increasing amount of innovation takes place within networks, companies are collaborating in developing and marketing new products, services and practices. This in turn requires knowledge to flow across company boundaries. This book demonstrates how companies encourage this knowledge to flow in networks that can involve dozens of partners. Substantiated by five in-depth case studies of innovative networks, the authors identify and analyse the solutions implemented by companies in order to meet the key knowledge management challenges they encounter. Theoretical and management implications of the study are then defined. Connecting the organization theory of networks with knowledge management theory, this book will be of great interest to academics and students in business administration, especially in the areas of organization, strategy, supply chains and knowledge management.

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Contents:Preface1. Knowledge and Innovation in Networks: A Conceptual FrameworkArd-Pieter de Man, Hans Berends, Irene Lammers, Erik van Raaij and Arjan van Weele2. Networks as the Organization Form of the Knowledge EconomyArd-Pieter de Man3. Organizing Knowledge Sharing in Networks: The TheoryElco van Burg, Hans Berends and Erik van Raaij4. Meeting Moore's Law: High Velocity Knowledge Development in the Supplier Network of ASMLIrene Lammers, Pim Eling, Ard-Pieter de Man and Arjan van Weele5. The Future Store Initiative: Shopping for Knowledge/Knowledge for ShoppingArd-Pieter de Man and Tim Graczewski6. Pig-breeding as a Knowledge Intensive SectorArd-Pieter de Man7. Making Horticulture Networks BloomArd-Pieter de Man and Erik van Raaij8. The Fibres that Hold an Innovation Network: An Analysis of Knowledge Sharing in the Glare NetworkElco van Burg, Erik van Raaij and Hans Berends9. Best Practices: Key Lessons from the CasesIrene Lammers, Hans Berends, Ard-Pieter de Man and Arjan van Weele 10. A Management AgendaArd-Pieter de Man

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781847202307
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781847202307
  • ISBN10: 1847202306

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