Informal networks, knowledge sharing, and the development of firm's innovative capabilities
The ability to generate new knowledge is one of the main drivers through which organizations can achieve a position of competitive advantage. While being able to innovate means different things in different contexts, the processes and actions through which companies mobilize knowledge to innovate are remarkably comparable across different types of organizations. This book, starting from an in-depth study of a corporate R&D lab, proposes a general framework to discuss the development of innovative capabilities in organizations. The proposed framework builds on the importance of informal knowledge-sharing ties among individuals in the organization to illustrate the process through which relevant knowledge is accessed, acquired, and leveraged to generate innovations.
Trade Paper: ISBN 9788885486331; $24,95
Pdf: ISBN 9788885486348; $12,99
Author: Marco Tortoriello is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organizations in the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University.