Individual integrators - a key factor for knowledge and innovation in technology-based firms
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Recently the role of individuals in knowledge formation and innovation has been rediscovered by several authors. This paper builds on a study of extra inventive individuals, defined by their high patenting activity, in large technology-based firms to explore the importance of individual inventive activity also for firms in mature industries; to investigate the horizontal practices of these individuals and the role of collaboration; to understand how these horizontal practices permeate vertical innovation structures; and to extend the evolutionary framework on knowledge generation and innovation by adding knowledge integration as a key process, and distinguishing different types of knowledge retention.
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Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60225OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60225DiVA: diva2:355780
SMS (Strategic Management Society) 30:th Annual Conference, Rome, Italy