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Innovation Networks in Knowledge-based Firms

Developing ICT-based Integrative Competences Mitsuru Kodama, Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, College of Commerce and Graduate School of Business Administration, Nihon University at Tokyo, Japan
In Innovation Networks in Knowledge-based Firms, Mitsuru Kodama explores corporate strategic management in an information and communication technology (ICT) environment. Bridging theory and practice and providing international scope, the author seeks to make transparent the mechanisms behind the processes that generate product and service innovation in ICT industries, such as search and advertising (Yahoo, Google), music distribution (Apple iPod) and gaming (Sony Playstation, Nintendo DS). He develops new business models based on ‘boundary innovation’ management and explains the innovation networks formed via three types of knowledge innovator – platform, process, and content. These knowledge innovators play an important role in merging different technologies (including ICT) and business models to develop new business value chains and new industries that span various industrial fields.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $146.00 Web: $131.40
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84720 573 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Technology and ICT
Innovation Networks in Knowledge-based Firms explores corporate strategic management in an information and communication technology (ICT) environment, and illustrates the significance of new business models based on ‘boundary innovation’ management through broadband networks as fixed and mobile wireless infrastructures.

The author bridges theory and practice and provides international scope; he seeks to make transparent the mechanisms behind the processes that generate product and service innovation in ICT industries, such as search and advertising (Yahoo, Google), music distribution (Apple iPod) and gaming (Sony Playstation, Nintendo DS). He develops new business models based on ‘boundary innovation’ management and explains the innovation networks formed via three types of knowledge innovator – platform, process, and content. These knowledge innovators play an important role in merging different technologies (including ICT) and business models to develop new business value chains and new industries that span various industrial fields.

Highlighting new theoretical and managerial insights and implications in the realm of ICT, this book will be invaluable to academics, students and practitioners with an interest in business, management, ICT and high-tech industries.
Contents: Preface Part I: Network Innovation in the Knowledge-based Society 1. Network Innovation for Knowledge-based Firms 2. Network Innovation through Real and Virtual Space: Theoretical Frameworks Part II: Platform Innovators 3. ICT Innovation through Co-creation and Co-evolution 4. Boundaries Innovation through ICT Development Part III: Process Innovators 5. Dynamic Collaboration through Broadband Innovation 6. ICT-based Integrative Competences through the Balance of Process, Practice and ICT Part VI: Content Innovators 7. Mobile Phone Business Innovation for Business Ecosystems through Co-creation and Co-evolution 8. Virtual Service through Collaboration between Innovative Customers and Platform Innovators Part V: Network Innovation through Co-creation and Co-evolution 9. Process View of the Knowledge-based Firm 10. Conclusion: The Network Innovation-based Firm in the Knowledge-based Society Bibliography Index