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Publication date: 2 October 2007

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Business Strategy Series, vol. 8 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-5637

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Publication date: 2 October 2007

Tomoatsu Shibata and Mitsuru Kodama

The article seeks to provide new practical viewpoints regarding the knowledge management and organizational development of new product development through in‐depth case studies.

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Purpose

The article seeks to provide new practical viewpoints regarding the knowledge management and organizational development of new product development through in‐depth case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

Due to the exploratory nature of this research and our interest in identifying the main people, events, activities and influences that affect the progress of product innovation, the authors selected the grounded theory style of data interpretation. The authors present a basic framework in which the integration of various organizational boundaries between heterogeneous organizations both inside and outside corporations creates new knowledge.

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These case studies illustrate the dynamism in which new knowledge is created by simultaneously promoting the formation of a horizontally integrated network among strategic communities between external partners including customers and a vertically integrated network among strategic communities within the corporation.

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Provides new practical viewpoints regarding the knowledge management and strategy of technology management.

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Business Strategy Series, vol. 8 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-5637

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Publication date: 4 July 2008

Tomoatsu Shibata and Mitsuru Kodama

The purpose of this paper is to provide new practical viewpoints and a framework regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology through an…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide new practical viewpoints and a framework regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology through an in‐depth case study of Fanuc.

Design/methodology/approach

Due to the exploratory nature of this research and our interest in identifying key factors that affect the progress of technological transition, the authors selected the grounded theory style of data interpretation.

Findings

This case study identifies three key factors common to Fanuc's two major technological transitions and provides a new framework for the successful transition.

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This paper provides new practical viewpoints regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology.

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Business Strategy Series, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-5637

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