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Bridging Distances: Organizing Boundry-spanning Technology Development Projects
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2002 (English)In: Regional Studies, ISSN 0034-3404, Vol. 36, no 3, 263-274 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Technology development is often a boundary-spanning activity where insights and discoveries from different organizations or organizational units are merged into new products or new technical solutions. In some cases, projects of this kind are organized within large multinational firms. In other cases, technology development projects are organized within networks through co-operation between independent companies possessing unique resources that can be utilized as parts of the project. In this paper, we discuss and analyse how distances are bridged in technology development projects. We focus on: (1) the relationship between implicit and explicit knowledge; and (2) different distances inherent in the development effort. Two different bridging processes are proposed as means to overcome distances: a separating-integrating process; and a linking-formalizing process. It is argued that a development project typically runs through either one of these two processes.

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2002. Vol. 36, no 3, 263-274 p.
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organizing distances, innovation processes, boundary-spanning projects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16492DOI: doi:10.1080/0034340022061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16492DiVA: diva2:156165
Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23 Last updated: 2011-01-13Bibliographically approved

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