Dynamics of industry architecture and firms’ knowledge and capability development: An empirical study of industry transformation

Javanmardi Kashan, Alireza & Mohannak, Kavoos (2016) Dynamics of industry architecture and firms’ knowledge and capability development: An empirical study of industry transformation. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. (In Press)

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There is a lack of empirical evidence supporting existing conceptualisations and particularly clarifying the underlying mechanisms involved in the role of dominant firms in industry transformation. This research undertook an in-depth single case study of how a firm managed its knowledge and capability development processes to shape the industry architecture to its benefit. We investigated how a dominant firm manipulates the interdependencies with local suppliers and positions itself at higher levels of the industry architecture hierarchy. Findings suggest that such processes take place over the course of several product innovation projects and across different levels of the product architecture. Such findings contribute to helping firms to manage their knowledge and capability development processes and transform the industry architecture to their advantage.

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ID Code: 98833
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Industry Architecture, Capability Development, Case Study, Auto Industry
DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2016.1227064
ISSN: 1465-3990
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 14 Sep 2016 23:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 22:26

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