Oracle or Obstacle? Individual Level Knowledge, Heterogeinity and Innovation

Kristina Vaarst Andersen

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    Abstrakt

    Boundary spanning is one way to accumulate diverse knowledge. This paper examines the conditions under which boundary spanning increases the value of project participants contributions to team production. Statistical findings from
    logit regressions show that the cost-benefit tradeoff of boundary spanning depends on whether the focal project is aimed at exploitation or exploration. If the focal project is mostly explorative, diverse knowledge is a valuable resource; in projects where the focus is on exploitation, diverse knowledge impedes project performance. The findings in this paper confirm and extend research on boundary spanning and organizational learning.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2012
    Antal sider28
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedThe DRUID Society Conference 2012 on Innovation and Competitiveness: Dynamics of Organizations, Industries, Systems and Regions - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
    Varighed: 19 jun. 201221 jun. 2012
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe DRUID Society Conference 2012 on Innovation and Competitiveness
    LokationCopenhagen Business School
    LandDanmark
    ByFrederiksberg
    Periode19/06/201221/06/2012
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