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Palgrave Macmillan

Innovation and IT in an International Context

R&D strategy and operations

ISBN 9781137336125
Publication Date April 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Innovation and IT are intertwined. In order to understand how, Innovation and IT in an International Context takes an interdisciplinary view of innovation in an international and digital world. It addresses strategic and operational aspects of R&D and new product development, emphasizing knowledge management, configurational design, distance and diversity. From an economics and strategic management perspective, its first chapters deal with degree of openness, distance and specialization, and examine innovative performance in terms of patents, mergers and acquisition and exports. The second section takes a configurational approach, either at a theoretical level for general design, or in a managerial way for implementing Product Lifecycle Management systems. It also treats coordination and productivity issues. In the third part, which considers the operational level, the issues of diversity and distance are addressed more specifically and in an international context.

Frantz Rowe is a professor in the Institute of Economics and Management at Nantes University, France. His research conducted at SKEMA Business School and LEMNA includes information systems and knowledge integration (particularly ERP and PLM systems), inter-organizational information systems and IS-enabled organizational transformation. Frantz is past president of AIM, Head of Master in Consulting and Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Information Systems.

Dov Te'eni holds the Mexico Chair for Information Systems at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He studies how computers support people working and sharing knowledge. He is past President of AIS – the International Association of Information Systems. He also serves as an academic director of the Orange Institute for Internet Research at Tel Aviv University. Dov was awarded the AIS Fellowship in 2008.

PART I: STRATEGIZING THE R AND D FUNCTION
1. International Open Innovation: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
2. The Organization of the Knowledge and Inventive Performance
3. Industrial Clustering and Innovative Output
PART II: SUPPORT FOR R AND D COORDINATION AND DESIGN
4. Why Innovative Design Requires New Scientific Foundations for Manageable Identities of Systems
5. Configurational Thinking and Value Creation from Digital Innovation: the Case of Product Lifecycle Management Implementation
6. Coordination of R and D and Communities of Practice in Multinational Companies
7. Effects of Product Lifecycle Management on the Reliability of New Product Development: the Case of Co-development with China
PART III: INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
8. Helping Global Software Development Teams Overcome the Challenges of Temporal Dispersion and National Diversity: the Importance of Leadership Roles
9. IT Use and Dispersed NPD Project Performance: the Mediating Role of Coordination
10. 'Looking for trouble' in Global ISD and NPD Outsourcing Projects
11. Market, Technological and Process Management knowledge in NPD Projects and the Value of New Products

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