In Search of Solutions


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In Search of Solutions

Show simple item record Ørding Olsen, Anders 2016-02-25T12:19:59Z 2016-02-25T12:19:59Z 2016-02-25
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793339729
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793339736
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.description.abstract Innovation is at the core of firms’ competitiveness. External knowledge is increasingly leveraged in the efforts to increase innovation performance by solving innovation related problems and thereby developing new technology, products or services. Using internal knowledge sources can be beneficial when pursuing minor performance improvements in existing technologies. However, reliance on internal knowledge sources carries a risk of organizational inertia related to problem understanding and solution development in the shape of path-dependencies and preferences for exploitation and reapplication of existing knowledge. Such inertia may imbue innovation processes related to the development of new technologies with reduced novelty and an inability to recognize alternative and potentially more attractive solutions. As a result, over-reliance on internal knowledge sources is likely to inhibit the ability to solve problems and reduce innovation performance related to the development of new technology. In contrast, a growing stream of research shows the positive effect on problem-solving and innovation performance from drawing on diverse knowledge sources outside the firm. Through collaborative efforts involving universities, customers, competitors and suppliers in problem-solving firms can gain complementary perspectives, insights and technological knowledge as they pursue the development of innovative technologies. en_US
dc.format.extent 150 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;04.2016
dc.title In Search of Solutions en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Innovation og Organisationsøkonomi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INO en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INO en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2016 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Inertia, Knowledge Sources and Diversity in Collaborative Problem-solving en_US

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