Search and recombination are important mechanisms in the creativity phase of innovation. Digital transformation and the resulting pervasive digitalization of the innovation function have often been associated with increasing pos- sibilities for search and recombination. In this paper, by systematically integrating the search and recombination literature with the literature on digitalization, we demonstrate that digitalization may engender new idiosyncratic tensions in the organizational antecedents of search and recombination and, by implication, in their likely outcomes. We propose that, depending on the interactions among the idiosyncratic tensions identified herein, knowledge re- combination might spur very different outcomes, including knowledge layering, knowledge integration, knowledge grafting, or even no recombination at all (which we label “search for the sake of search”). These outcomes may not always be the initially planned desired outcomes. Finally, we provide implications of our integrative framework per- taining to product development and to organizing for innovation.
The Digital Transformation of Search and Recombination in the Innovation Function: Tensions and an Integrative Framework / Lanzolla, Gianvito; Pesce, Danilo; Tucci, Christopher L.. - In: THE JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0737-6782. - (2020).
|Titolo:||The Digital Transformation of Search and Recombination in the Innovation Function: Tensions and an Integrative Framework|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12546|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|