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

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

Abstract

Technology-based firms continue to compete primarily on innovation, and are continuously required to present new solutions to an exacting market. As technological complexity and specialization intensifies, firms increasingly need to integrate and co-ordinate knowledge by means of project groups, diversified organizations, inter-organizational partnerships, and strategic alliances. Innovation processes have progressively become interdisciplinary, collaborative, inter-organizational, and international, and a firm's ability to synthesize knowledge across disciplines, organizations, and geographic ... More

Keywords: technology-based firms, technological complexity, strategic alliances, integration, external knowledge, project groups, innovation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693924
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Berggren, editor
Professor in Industrial Management, Linköping University, and Director of the KITE research programme
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Anna Bergek, editor
Associate Professor of Industrial Management, Linköping University, and founding member of the KITE research programme
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Lars Bengtsson, editor
Professor in Innovation Management, the University of Gävle, Sweden and founding member and research leader of the KITE research programme

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