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Jokela, H., Niinikoski, E., Muhos, M. (2014) Knowledge dynamics and innovation: a case study. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 15 (4), 383. doi:10.1504/IJIL.2014.062474

Knowledge dynamics and innovation : a case study

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Author: Jokela, Harri1; Niinikoski, Eija-Riitta1; Muhos, Matti1
Organizations: 1Oulu Southern Institute, Entrepreneurship Research Group, University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2014
Publish Date: 2017-09-20


This single case study describes the progress of an innovation and analyses the knowledge dynamics involved in the process. This is done by analysing the process from idea to product, identifying necessary knowledge types and knowledge phases, and identifying features of knowledge anchoring in the innovation process. Using the biography technique, this process was tracked and the related knowledge dynamics were described. This study will serve as an interesting benchmarking tool for both managers and public development agencies. The findings suggest that public actors should pay more attention in their service development to the case-specific needs of innovative start-ups.

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Series: International journal of innovation and learning
ISSN: 1471-8197
ISSN-E: 1741-8089
ISSN-L: 1471-8197
Volume: 15
Issue: 4
Pages: 383 - 398
DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.062474
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.