Knowledge integration in global R&D networks

R. Erkelens, B.J. van den Hooff, P.W.L. Vlaar, M.H. Huysman

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This paper reports a qualitative study conducted at multinational organizations' R&D departments about their process of knowledge integration. Taking into account the knowledge based view (KBV) of the firm and the practice-based view of knowledge, and building on the literatures concerning specialization and integration of knowledge in organizations, we explore which factors may have a significant influence on the integration process of knowledge between R&D units. The findings indicated (1) the contribution of relevant factors influencing knowledge integration processes and (2) a thoughtful balance between engineering and emergent approaches to be helpful in understanding and overcoming knowledge integration issues. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal sourcing of information technology and business processes
EditorsI. Oshri, J. Kotlarsky
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages82-102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Number55

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Knowledge integration
Integration process
Multinational organizations
Knowledge-based view of the firm
Factors
Qualitative study
Influencing factors

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Erkelens, R., van den Hooff, B. J., Vlaar, P. W. L., & Huysman, M. H. (2010). Knowledge integration in global R&D networks. In I. Oshri, & J. Kotlarsky (Eds.), Global sourcing of information technology and business processes (pp. 82-102). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; No. 55). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15417-1_6
Erkelens, R. ; van den Hooff, B.J. ; Vlaar, P.W.L. ; Huysman, M.H. / Knowledge integration in global R&D networks. Global sourcing of information technology and business processes. editor / I. Oshri ; J. Kotlarsky. Berlin : Springer, 2010. pp. 82-102 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; 55).
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Erkelens, R, van den Hooff, BJ, Vlaar, PWL & Huysman, MH 2010, Knowledge integration in global R&D networks. in I Oshri & J Kotlarsky (eds), Global sourcing of information technology and business processes. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, no. 55, Springer, Berlin, pp. 82-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15417-1_6

Knowledge integration in global R&D networks. / Erkelens, R.; van den Hooff, B.J.; Vlaar, P.W.L.; Huysman, M.H.

Global sourcing of information technology and business processes. ed. / I. Oshri; J. Kotlarsky. Berlin : Springer, 2010. p. 82-102 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; No. 55).

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Erkelens R, van den Hooff BJ, Vlaar PWL, Huysman MH. Knowledge integration in global R&D networks. In Oshri I, Kotlarsky J, editors, Global sourcing of information technology and business processes. Berlin: Springer. 2010. p. 82-102. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; 55). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15417-1_6