Knowledge Development Patterns In Radically New Product Architectures
AbstractKnowledge 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Business Administration with number 2008:8.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 18 Nov 2008
Date of revision: 18 Nov 2008
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Knowledge development; patterns; radical innovation;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-12-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2008-12-01 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2008-12-01 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-KNM-2008-12-01 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-PPM-2008-12-01 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
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