The Impact of Organizational Knowledge Integrators on Cooperative R&D Projects

Nadika Bulathsinhala

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    This paper addresses the fact that R&D projects that incorporate external knowledge sources not only depend on the number of sources, but also on integrating the right source. An organizational knowledge integrator has a natural interest due to its position in the value chain and the technology phase to pull the knowledge from earlier phases of development closer towards commercialization. The aim of the paper is to examine if organizational knowledge integrators in R&D projects have a positive impact on innovative performance compared to projects that do not involve a knowledge integrator. The methodology approaches applied in the paper are both quantitative and qualitative. The findings show that knowledge integrators have an impact on innovative performance due to they have a significant impact on the development of new technology, innovative technology, scientific publications, and research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Melbourne, 08-11 December 2013
    EditorsK. R. Eelko Huizingh, Steffen Konn, Marko Torkkeli, Iain Bitran
    Number of pages21
    Place of PublicationLappeenranta
    PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)9789522654236
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventThe 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium 2013: Innovation in the Asian Century - Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 8 Dec 201311 Dec 2013
    Conference number: 6


    ConferenceThe 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium 2013
    LocationMelbourne Convention Centre
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    SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications

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