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Knowledge Integration Dynamics : Developing Strategic Innovation Capability - Mitsuru Kodama

Knowledge Integration Dynamics

Developing Strategic Innovation Capability

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Since the 1990s, Japanese firms have sought to expand their capacity for innovation by incorporating Western management practices into their organizational culture. This combination of Japanese and Western management practices has been highly successful - Japanese firms are presently at the forefront of technological and service innovation in areas such as digital consumer electronics, mobile phone services, and the games industry. Much can be learned from the success of Japanese companies in these areas.This book presents an analysis of the business model unique to Japanese firms, emphasising four special features: the vertical value chain model, cross-industry collaboration, dynamic knowledge integration, and strategic innovation capability. Drawing upon in-depth case studies, this book presents a new theory of knowledge integration, and places special emphasis on inter- and intra-organizational collaboration as a source of strategic innovation. It is a good reference source for academics, graduate students and professionals in the field of innovation management.

Acknowledgementsp. v
Prefacep. vii
About the Authorp. xvii
The Knowledge Integration Modelp. 1
Background Theory and New Frameworksp. 1
The Four Core Frameworks of the Knowledge Integration Processp. 4
Strategy and management driversp. 4
The creativity viewp. 6
The dialectic viewp. 7
Dynamic human networksp. 8
Knowledge architectural thinkingp. 13
Vertically integrated architecturep. 14
Horizontally integrated architecturep. 22
Linkage relationship architecturep. 29
Leadership modelp. 32
Implications and Conclusionp. 37
A Theoretical Framework for Strategic Innovation Capabilityp. 43
Radical Innovation and Strategic Changep. 43
Strategic Innovation Capabilityp. 47
What is strategic innovation?p. 47
The capability map and the knowledge integration mapp. 48
The strategic innovation loop and strategic innovation capabilityp. 58
Conclusion and Topicsp. 65
Strategic Innovation in Big Traditional Companies: A Case Study of Broadband Businessp. 67
Introductionp. 67
Case Study of the NTT Broadband Revolutionp. 68
The ISDN revolution: from phones to multimediap. 68
Building new organizations from top management membersp. 68
Features of MBD strategy and organizational structurep. 74
Strategy integration through the MBD and traditional organizationsp. 77
Linking the continuous and incremental change loopsp. 78
The challenge of fiber-optic broadband: more innovation in the strategy innovation loopp. 83
Strategic transformation from ISDN to fiber-optic communicationp. 83
Broadband business after the division of NTTp. 85
The strategic innovation loop of fiber-optic businessp. 88
Inter-domain shift among group companiesp. 91
Knowledge integration dynamicsp. 94
Overviewp. 105
Knowledge Integration and Innovation in the Consumer Electronics, Communications Device, and Semiconductor Fieldsp. 107
Digital Consumer Electronics and Communications Device Sectorsp. 107
Horizontal specialization model through Western managementp. 109
Japanese manufacturers' ôknowledge integration modelöp. 110
Basic differences between Japanese and Western managementp. 116
Semiconductor Business Sectorp. 117
The semiconductor industry as a model for horizontal specializationp. 117
Japanese companies' semiconductor business modelp. 119
The new phenomenon of the semiconductor business in the 21st centuryp. 120
Consideration and Discussionp. 122
Boundary conception: The distinctive management drivers of Japanese companiesp. 122
Conceptual framework of the creativity view: The theoretical background of the relationship between vertical integration and creativityp. 125
Organizational formp. 128
Consumer electronics, communications devices, and semiconductor business sectorsp. 128
The Strategic Innovation Capability of Japanese Companies in the Consumer Electronics, Communications Device, and Semiconductor Fieldsp. 133
Linkage and synchronization of boundariesp. 136
The Strategic Innovation Capabilities of Machine Tool Manufacturers: A Case Study of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology Co., Ltd.p. 143
The Importance of Manufacturing and New Organizational Strategiesp. 143
A Case Studyp. 144
Injection molding machinesp. 144
Mitsubishi Plastic's product innovationp. 146
The product architecture of injection molding machinesp. 150
Basic structure of injection molding machinesp. 150
The product architecture of injection molding machinesp. 151
Future product development and business process strategies: MC & MDp. 157
The structure of Mitsubishi Plastic's product developmentp. 160
Mitsubishi Plastic's new innovation projectp. 165
Mitsubishi Plastic's knowledge integration processp. 168
Mitsubishi Plastic's strategic innovation capabilityp. 172
Summaryp. 175
A Co-Evolution Model of the Mobile Phone Business: The Case of Study of NTT DoCoMop. 179
Combining Strategic and Incremental Innovationp. 179
Case Study: DoCoMo's Innovationp. 180
Phase 1: Supporting communication-cultivating the mobile phone marketp. 181
Phase 2: Supporting information-exploring mobile multimedia marketsp. 186
Phase 3: Supporting lifestyles-building lifestyle infrastructure exploiting mobile phonesp. 187
Phase 4: Supporting action - building social infrastructure using mobile phonesp. 189
Consideration and Discussionp. 194
The formation of networked SCs and the dynamics of corporate boundariesp. 194
The vertical value chain and co-evolution models of Japan's mobile phone businessp. 198
Creativity view and Dialectic viewp. 200
Framework of the continuous co-evolution process through the dialectic viewp. 202
Dialectical management through strategic innovation capabilityp. 207
Strategic Innovation through a Discontinuous Road Map: The Case Study of Nintendop. 209
Sense of Crisis in the Game Industry and Nintendo's Surge Forwardp. 209
The Booby Trap of the Semiconductor Scaling Rulep. 212
Realization of Destructive Architecture - Lateral Thinking in Dead Technologyp. 214
Challenge to reduce power consumptionp. 216
The idea of reverse product architecture - technology orientation from a market perspectivep. 218
Innovation Based on Nintendo's Unique Development Frameworkp. 222
Nintendo's strategic innovation loopp. 222
Synthesis of hardware with software developmentp. 224
Nintendo's knowledge roadmapp. 226
Concept creation in strategic emergence - synthesis of image and entityp. 231
Formation of a Leader's Team (LT) Comprised of Top Managementp. 236
Nintendo as a dialogue-type companyp. 241
Nintendo as a Network Collaborative Organizationp. 243
Nintendo as a knowledge integration firmp. 246
The Global Innovations of Japanese General Trading Companies: The Case of Mitsubishi Corporationp. 251
The Modern General Trading Companiesp. 251
Mitsubishi Corporation's Core Competences and Business Modelp. 255
Mitsubishi Corporation's Business Domain and Value Chainp. 261
Mitsubishi Corporation's Knowledge Integration Processp. 269
Mitsubishi Corporation's Strategic Innovation Capabilityp. 271
Summing up: Organizations and Human Resources Creating New Knowledgep. 280
Knowledge Integration Dynamics and Strategic Innovation Capabilityp. 283
The Dialectical Synthesis of Conceptualization and Dynamic Practical Knowledgep. 284
Different Practice Processes and Strategic Innovation Capabilityp. 291
The Framework of Knowledge Differencep. 295
Knowledge Integration Dynamicsp. 304
The Knowledge Integration Processp. 307
Innovation through the creativity and dialectic viewp. 307
Open innovation versus closed innovation; vertical integration versus horizontal specializationp. 310
Elements that Asian Companies Have Learned from Japanese Managementp. 314
The creativity view, vertical integration, teamwork, and collaborationp. 315
The dialectic view, co-creation, and co-evolutionp. 318
Implications and Conclusionsp. 320
Bibliographyp. 327
Author Indexp. 343
Subject Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9789814317894
ISBN-10: 9814317896
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 15th May 2011
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.23