Provocative and reflective, this volume on the notion of knowledge and innovation in the business industry provides readers with a holistic approach to the subject of ‘knowledge’.
Structuring their arguments around four case studies of innovation within four entirely different contexts, Håkansson and Waluszewski invite the business-minded reader to consider the costs of adopting new knowledge and innovation within a business setting.
An ideal reference source for postgraduate students taking advanced courses in science and technology studies, innovation management, industrial marketing and purchasing, technological development and innovation systems.
1. Economic Use of Knowledge 2. Resources in Use: The Embedded Electricity 3. Introducing 'Old' Knowledge in an Established User Context: Or How to Use Wood in the Construction Industry 4. Conscious Use of Others’ Interface Knowledge: Or How IKEA Can Keep the Price of the Lack Table Constant over Decades 5. Handling Resource Interfaces in a Planned Economy or How Tipografiya Solves Interaction Issues Without Direct Interaction 6. Use of Knowledge in the Model World: Lessons to Learn from Economic Literature 7. The Only Means to Create Use
This innovative series explores the role of innovation and innovation management and technological advances from an organizational perspective. This series brings together theories from a wide range of individual disciplines and examines both the internal understanding and management and also an external, shareholder perspective. Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology (RIOT!) features cutting -edge research addressing all the major issues in business and management today, helping to define and advance the field.