Archive for category: Papers

Towards describing co-design by the integration of Engineering Design and Technology and Innovation Management

Last August the 22nd I presented this paper at the conference NordDesign 2012 in Aalborg. It was a great experience and my first academic conference on Engineering Design in the context of my PhD. The idea of this paper was to have the opportunity to explore more in depth the […]

Mapping industrial networks as an approach to identify inter-organisational collaborative potential (working paper)

Thinking about how to bring learnings from collaborative innovation networks to the space of collaborative product development, I thought that mapping industrial cluster using social network analysis could help to identify inter-organisational collaborative potential. Below I share an early version of the map  as an example of this approach, the abstract of […]

Technology and Knowledge Transfer Under the Open Innovation Paradigm

This work explores the issues and possibilities that technology and knowledge transfer faces under the open innovation paradigm. As a result of the research, some traditional models have been updated to consider relevant academic and technical developments from the last 10 years.

NESTA’s Innovation Hub

This paper presents a description and analysis of the publicly visible networks of the UK National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). A set of specific theories pertaining to the field of innovation in networks and advance network visualization tools, is used to help in the understanding of how NESTA has transformed itself into one of the most important British Innovation Hubs.

The Mobile Telephone as an Innovation Network

Abstract: From its early beginnings in a 1908 U.S. Patent, the mobile telephone has reshaped human communications and provided rich new platforms for innovation, which go way beyond classic synchronous audio communication. This paper explores the role of the mobile telephone as an innovation network, its challenges and future opportunities. […]

Knowledge Management Oxymoron’s, Introducing Human Factors to Bring Theory to Practice

Abstract: This paper explores the issues surrounding knowledge management (KM) implementations, having particular focus on the integration of human factors into the practice of KM. The hypothesis is that KM fails to deliver its full potential to businesses because of an excessive reliance on technical information tools and little recognition […]

Procter & Gamble’s Connect and Develop

Connect and Develop, P&G’s big stake in open innovation Abstract: This report explores P&G’s “Connect and Develop” open innovation initiative. Its focus is to analyse this innovation strategy in the context of the formal academic theory, other P&G’s programmes and the company situation. Its objective is to understand the impacts, […]

Product Design and Development 2.0 Applied C-K theory [to innovate in a digital age]

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some applied implications of the Concept-Knowledge Theory (C-K Theory) introduced by Armand Hatchuel and Benoît Weil in their 2003 paper. This analysis is required because in a new information age; where powerful IT tools provide the means to work in multiuser collaborative virtual spaces, and where advanced automated semantical indexing engines allow the knowledge to be more readily available than ever, the implications for a design theory of these characteristics is deep since the concepts as well as the knowledge can be accelerated and reinforced. But this can only happens if the right tools are applied understanding the nature of the underling process that dominates creativity and innovation in human endeavours.

Some of the tools and theories that will be explored here to understand the potential links and interactions with C-K theory are: Web 2.0 collaboration tools, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), knowledge management and Henry W Chesbrough´s Open Innovation model.

Chilean National Innovation System

National Innovation System, thoughts and proposal for the Chile of 2020 The following work is a paper that analyses the Chilean national innovation system from a critical an independent perspective. It includes a descriptive analysis, an identification of its main problems and finish with proposals to improve the identified issues. […]

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