Strategic capability development : a multi-level case study of the role of knowledge integration within product innovation

Javanmardi Kashan, Ali Reza (2014) Strategic capability development : a multi-level case study of the role of knowledge integration within product innovation. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Capability development is at the heart of creating competitive advantage. This thesis intends to conceptualise Strategic Capability Development as a renewal of an organisation's existing capability in line with the requirements of the market. It followed and compared four product innovation projects within Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), an exemplar of capability development within the Iranian Auto industry. Findings show that the maturation of strategic capability at the organisational level has occurred through a sequence of product innovation projects and by dynamically shaping the learning and knowledge integration processes in accordance with emergence of the new structure within the industry. Accordingly, Strategic Capability Development is conceptualised in an interpretive model. Such findings are useful for development of an explanatory model and a practical capability development framework for managing learning and knowledge across different product innovation projects.

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ID Code: 68802
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Mohannak, Kavoos & Keast, Robyn
Keywords: Ambidexterity, Dynamic Capability, Knowledge Integration, Product Innovation, Embedded Case Study, Multi-level Analysis, Strategy Process, Micro Perspective, Iranian Auto Industry, Strategic Fit Theory
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 00:08
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 04:33

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