Communities of Boundaries Generate Convergence
This book discusses from a micro-viewpoint different strategies for companies’ sustainable generation of boundaries innovation through the creation of both types of knowledge. It focuses on strategic management activities centered on innovation processes (incremental innovation and radical innovation) in a company.
In the future, the knowledge convergence processes practiced by individuals, groups and organizations inside and outside the company will form the basis of dynamic innovation activities. These will continually create new boundaries knowledge and convergence knowledge, as well as the organizational capability for supporting these.
The «knowledge convergence firm» this book proposes is a new corporate model that achieves sustainable boundaries knowledge by promoting creative, productive friction among people, and between and amongst communities. It does this by implementing knowledge convergence processes at diverse boundaries within and outside the company.
6 Knowledge convergence through the creation of “Ma” – Case study: Dyson
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Knowledge convergence through the creation of “Ma” – Case study: Dyson
6.1 What is “Ma?”
Japan is one country that has a culture of “Ma,” and the Japanese have a unique type of “Ma” culture. The Japanese have brought out exquisite sensations, images, colorations and meaning by expressing “Ma” through the traditional culture and crafts of Japan. In no small measure has this unique and refined “Ma” influenced the sensibilities of the Japanese and enabled them to bring forth the special aspects of their culture and crafts.
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