Technology sourcing, knowledge management and governance in international inter-organizational innovation networks
Täube, F.A. and Whyte, J.K. (2007) Technology sourcing, knowledge management and governance in international inter-organizational innovation networks. In: DRUID - Summer Conference 2007 on appropriability, proximity, routines and innovation.
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This conceptual paper aims to improve our understanding of how internationalised firms use outsourcing and offshoring strategies to manage knowledge and information through the life-cycle of integrated product-service solutions. More precisely, we identify the appropriate theoretical framework for this analysis and investigate through in-depth case studies how UK engineering firms organise, coordinate, and incentivise work that is executed in globally distributed teams. Our research focuses on their UK and India offices to study the organisation and governance of distributed teams. The research has several theoretical dimensions - organization; geography; time and knowledge - that it addresses as boundary challenges.