Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Diffusion

Discipline: EAD5981-1

Concentration area: 12139

Number of Credits: 4

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Session Overview
1. What is knowledge, information, know-how and technology?
2. Information transfer models
3. Knowledge flows
4. Knowledge and strategy, management, and control
5. Information-based management of innovation
6. Technology transfer across organizations, distance, and time
7. ICT technologies and virtual organizations
8. Big data and IT based innovation
9. Innovation diffusion
10. Reverse innovation

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Bibliography: Books
• Macdonald, S. (1998): Information for Innovation. Oxford Univ. Press.
• Nonaka, I., Takeuchi, H. (1995): The Knowledge Creating Company. Oxford Univ. Press.
• Rogers, E.M. (2003): Diffusion of Innovations. 5th ed. Free Press.
• Allen, T. (1977): Managing the Flow of Technology. MIT Press.
Bibliography: Papers
1. Bozeman, B.; Rimes, H.; Youtie, J. (2015): The Evolving State of the Art in Technology Transfer Research. Research Policy 44, 34-49.
2. Cohen, W.; Levinthal, D. (1990): Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation. Administrative Science Quarterly 35, 1 128-152.
3. Easterby­Smith, M.; Prieto, I. M. (2008): Dynamic Capabilities and Knowledge Management: an Integrative Role for Learning? British Journal of Management 19(3), 235­249.
4. Garud, R.; Nayyar, P. (1994): Transformative Capacity: Continual Structuring by Intertemporal Technology Transfer. Strategic Management Journal 15, 5, 365-385.
5. Gassmann, O.; von Zedtwitz, M. (2003): Trends and Determinants of Managing Virtual R&D Teams. R&D Management, 33, 3, 243-262.
6. Lin, L.; Geng, X.; Whinston, A. (2005): A Sender-Receiver Framework for Knowledge Transfer. MIS Quarterly 29, 2, 197-219.
7. Maltz, E. (2000): Is All Communication Created Equal? An Investigation into the Effects of Communication Mode and Perceived Information Quality. Journal of Product Innovation Management 17, 110-127.
8. von Zedtwitz, M.; Corsi, S.; Soberg, P.; Frega, R. (2015): A Typology of Reverse Innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32, 1, 12-28.
9. Wahab, S.A.; Rose, R.C.; Uli, J.; Abdullah, H. (2009) A Review on the Technology Trasnfer Models, Knowledge-Based and Organizational Learning Models on Technology Transfer. Europ. Journal of Social Siences 10, 4, 550-564.
10. Zahara, S.; George, G. (2002): Absorptive Capacity: A Review, Reconceptualization, and Extension. Academy of Management Review 27, 2, 185-203.