Crossing organizational boundaries for innovation probing knowledge transformation in the context of interorganizational collaborative strategy process development

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Smeds, Riitta, Prof.
dc.contributor.author Alin, Pauli
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T11:37:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T11:37:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-3146-0 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-3145-3 (printed) #8195;
dc.identifier.issn 1797-2515
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/4817
dc.description.abstract Interorganizational networks are replacing traditional hierarchical firms as locus of competition and innovation. In this dissertation research I argue that understanding innovation in networks requires understanding how situated knowledge is transformed at organizational boundaries. I also argue that neither the literature on interorganizational networks nor the literature on situated knowledge addresses explicitly how knowledge is transformed at boundaries between organizations. To address this research gap, I draw from recent developments in practice theoretical knowledge management research and use a knowledge transformation theory framework to observe micro-level knowledge transformation processes at semantic and pragmatic organizational boundaries in the setting of interorganizational collaborative strategy process development. I find that knowledge transformation at the organizational boundary involves the sub-processes of initiation, negotiation, altering, creating new knowledge and validating knowledge. Based on qualitative case analysis, I describe these sub-processes in detail and propose a model of knowledge transformation at semantic and pragmatic organizational boundaries. The model first suggests that at semantic organizational boundaries, knowledge is clarified and altered, but new knowledge is not created. The model also suggests that at pragmatic organizational boundaries, new knowledge is created through synthesizing existing represented knowledge. The model extends research on knowledge transformation toward settings where multiple boundaries are crossed. Finally, this dissertation research suggests that research on interorganizational networks and innovation should pay closer attention to knowledge creation and transformation - not just transfer - at boundaries between organizations. en
dc.format.extent Verkkokirja (715 KB, 219 s.)
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopiston teknillinen korkeakoulu en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management doctoral dissertation series, 2010/9 en
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other Management
dc.title Crossing organizational boundaries for innovation probing knowledge transformation in the context of interorganizational collaborative strategy process development en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Aalto-yliopiston teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.department Tuotantotalouden laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management en
dc.subject.keyword innovation en
dc.subject.keyword knowledge management en
dc.subject.keyword knowledge transformation en
dc.subject.keyword interorganizational networks en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-3146-0
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.contributor.supervisor Smeds, Riitta, Prof.


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