Multilevel interaction mechanisms influencing knowledge integration in innovation projects in buyer-supplier dyads

Matheus, Thomas and Sarma, Meera (2019) Multilevel interaction mechanisms influencing knowledge integration in innovation projects in buyer-supplier dyads. In: IMP 2019 - 35th Annual IMP Conference and Doctoral Colloquium, 27th - 30th August 2019, Paris, France.

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This study investigates how interaction mechanisms at multiple levels of analysis and their cross-level effects influence knowledge integration within innovation projects in Complex Products and Systems (CoPSs) industry buyer-supplier dyads. Adopting a knowledge-as-practice perspective, we provide a possible choice to much of the existing discussion, emphasizing a knowledge-as-possession perspective. We collected data from two case-study Original Equipment Manufacturers and two associated suppliers and analysed these utilizing Template Analysis and cross-case analysis. Our results show how different interaction mechanisms, forming part of structural, processual and behavioural types of interaction mechanisms and their cross-level effects, influence knowledge integration. The theoretical framework proposed in this article adds to the existing evidence base in that different theoretical phenomena - that were unrelated, or hardly related, to knowledge integration - were identified to have generative influences on knowledge integration at various levels.

Our suggested permeation of the structural and processual interaction mechanisms by the behavioural interaction mechanisms also offers a base for conceptual integration between interaction mechanisms and knowledge integration across different analysis levels, increasing the scope of analysis of interaction mechanisms and their impact on knowledge integration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 10:17
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:45

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