Title: A plant’s development stage in knowledge transfer in manufacturing networks
Authors : Scherrer, Maike
Szász, Levente
Deflorin, Patricia
Rácz, Bela
et. al : No
Conference details: 25th EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 24 - 26 June 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution : European Operations Management Association
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Lateral knowledge flow; Manufacturing networks
Subject (DDC) : 658.5: Production management
Abstract: The paper at hand analyses if plants follow a development path in knowledge transfer from a knowledge receiver role to a knowledge sender role. In this, the plant’s age and the content of knowledge that is transferred are analysed. The study includes thirteen case studies in four different European countries (i.e., Switzerland, Romania, Albania, and Macedonia) and shows that the content of the transferred knowledge changes in relation to the plant’s development stage and its role that the plant takes at the end of the undergone development stage. The lower the development stage, the more basic knowledge related to innovation and product/process improvement is transferred. As the development stage gets higher, more specific task related knowledge is transferred. Furthermore, results indicate that the plant’s age cannot fully be linked to the development stage of the plant under investigation.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
Publication type: Conference Other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17539
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