Knowledge Management in Research Joint Ventures

Knowledge Management in Research Joint Ventures

Elena Revilla (Instituto de Empresa, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-630-3.ch015

Abstract

As innovation and technology management grow in complexity the need for inter-organizational cooperation increases. Part of this cooperation requires the understanding of how knowledge management and learning processes may function to support a successful research and development collaboration in MNEs. To further this understanding we introduce a typology to help categorize various collaborative efforts within a research joint venture environment. The typology is based on two dimensions the locus of the research joint venture knowledge and the knowledge management approach. This matrix leads us to deduce that different RJVs strategies can emerge as a result of these two dimensions. Finally, an evaluation of this relationship is completed using information and practices from data acquired from a broad-based study of European-based RJVs. Implications for research and management of these types of projects are also introduced throughout the chapter.

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