EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The organisational decomposition of innovation and territorial knowledge dynamics – insights from the German software industry

Simone Strambach and Benjamin Klement ()

No 2010-06, Working Papers on Innovation and Space from Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography

Abstract: In recent years, innovation processes involve more heterogenous actors inside and outside the firm. Little is known however about the spatial impact of this organisational decomposition of innovation processes (ODIP): Does it lead to a geographical dispersion of innovation activities as well? Furthermore, which parts of the innovation process are carried out spatially or organisationally separated? To what extent are knowledge-creating activities subject to organisational decomposition? We propose the analytical ODIP framework which integrates research on innovation systems, global value chains and knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS). Thereby we provide a conceptual contribution to the debate on the globalisation of innovation in the identification of different modes of decomposed innovation processes by capturing the participating actors and their contribution in specific innovation events. The exploration of the spatial dimension of innovation processes in the software industry shows that the global-local dichotomy in the innovation debate does not suffice to describe their complex, multi-scalar nature. In analysing ODIP in a knowledge-intensive industry, we contribute to the debate about the ‘new geography of innovation’ by providing insights into the upgrading of subsidiary capabilities.

Keywords: ODIP; innovation; software; territorial knowledge dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 F23 L14 L86 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2010-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ent, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-knm and nep-ure
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations:

Downloads: (external link)
https://repec.geographie.uni-marburg.de/pum/wpaper/Wwp0610.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pum:wpaper:2010-06

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers on Innovation and Space from Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography Deutschhausstrasse 10, 35032 Marburg. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Robert Csicsics ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).

 
Page updated 2024-07-11
Handle: RePEc:pum:wpaper:2010-06