Session Details: Session 1035

Strategic Dynamics in Industry Architectures: The Challenges of Knowledge Integration

Track A

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Time: 11:15 – 12:30


Room: Saal 14

Session Chair:

Panelists: (subject to change)
Michael G. Jacobides, London Business School
Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
Kevin Boudreau, HEC-Paris
Stefano Brusoni, University of Bocconi
Sidney G. Winter, University of Pennsylvania
Gautam Ahuja, University of Michigan

Abstract: As industry boundaries become increasingly blurred, it is becoming evident that firms shape the nature and structure of their sector, i.e. their “industry architectures” – the rules and roles that pertain to the division of labor, which in turn affect the division of profit. Yet, in this setting of industry reconfiguration, how do firms manage the challenges of knowledge integration? How is specialized knowledge integrated into a coherent whole? How do firms try to tackle the dual challenge of maintaining a strategic edge through shaping their landscape, and also of integrating knowledge? This is what this panel will consider. Extending recent theoretical research, this panel will consider empirical evidence that can help us shed light on these issues.

All Sessions in Track A...

Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1036: Knowledge and Learning
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1041: Knowledge, Collaboration, and Performance
Session 1061: Inter-Organizational Knowledge Transfer
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1040: Knowledge Transfer and Diffusion
Session 1042: Capabilities, Value Creation, and Performance
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1035: Strategic Dynamics in Industry Architectures: The Challenges of Knowledge Integration
Session 1055: Governing Knowledge in Interorganizational Relationships
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1039: Knowledge and Governance
Session 1045: Capabilities and Governance
Session 1056: Discussing Approaches on How Knowledge Matters in Organizations
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1038: Knowledge and Networks
Session 1057: Knowledge as a Driver of Innovation, Learning and Competence-Building
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1044: Technology and Performance
Session 1046: Knowledge Across Boundaries
Session 1058: Knowledge Strategies: Collaboration and Governance

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