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KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS IN RADICALLY NEW PRODUCT ARCHITECTURES

Martin Sköld ()
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Martin Sköld: Dept. of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics, Postal: Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden

No 2008:8, SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics

Abstract: Knowledge development patterns in radically new product architectures are explored. The aim is to achieve rich insights to generate explanatory propositions from a longitudinal field-study of three years. Results descend from a strategically selected sample pictured by a large industrial corporation up to develop a new product architecture as a principal mean to achieve synergies from an acquisition process. The study demonstrates how knowledge about two domains; components and architecture, simultaneously changes when developing radically new product architectures. Explanatory propositions suggest: (1) architecture to add complexity and uncertainty; (2) components to reduce complexity and uncertainty; (3) and architectural knowledge to be developed from knowledge about components.

Keywords: Knowledge development; patterns; radical innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2008-11-18, Revised 2008-11-18
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