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.
9 Implications and conclusion
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Implications and conclusion
9.1 Knowledge convergence through the formation of Ma, Ba and CoB
As discussed, leading core technologies are dispersed throughout companies and organizations all around the world involved in cutting-edge technological fields such as ICT, energy, automobiles, electronics, semiconductors, biotechnologies, healthcare and materials science, and boundaries innovation across the boundaries between these core technologies is a source from which new products and services originate (Kodama, 2011).
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