Conducting a multiple-case study in five companies from Danish industry, this paper explores how multinational companies orchestrate knowledge from their globally distributed subsidiaries for innovation. Comparisons of knowledge orchestration within headquarter and subsidiaries for improvement and innovation show that a combination of the dynamic use of inter-firm objects and a well-established knowledge orchestration process underlies knowledge orchestration for innovation in multinational companies, as it advances headquarters’ abilities to effectively acquire, evaluate, disseminate, and utilize globally distributed knowledge. This study contributes to the understanding of knowledge orchestration between headquarter and distributed subsidiaries in multinational companies and how it is related to innovation. Specifically, this paper has important implications regarding the use of inter-firm objects by examining their contributory role in building a collaborative relationship between headquarter and subsidiaries.
|Publikationsdato||19 jun. 2017|
|Status||Udgivet - 19 jun. 2017|
|Begivenhed|| The XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference – Composing the Innovation Symphony - Vienna, Østrig|
Varighed: 18 jun. 2017 → 21 jun. 2017
|Konference||The XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference – Composing the Innovation Symphony|
|Periode||18/06/2017 → 21/06/2017|
Sajadirad, S., & Lassen, A. H. (2017). Orchestration of Globally Distributed Knowledge for Innovation in Multinational Companies. Afhandling præsenteret på The XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference – Composing the Innovation Symphony, Vienna, Østrig. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317583493_Orchestration_of_Globally_Distributed_Knowledge_for_Innovation_in_Multinational_Companies