(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

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Knowledge sourcing, knowledge bases, and the spatial organisation of car design

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This article examines knowledge sourcing, knowledge bases, and the spatial organisation of car design. Through the examples of Audi (Ingolstadt and Munich, Bavaria ; Renault( Curitiba and São Paulo, Brazil) and SAIC-GM (Shanghai´s larger region (China). Evidence suggests that when the synthetic knowledge base is dominant, formal collaboration and mobility are prime knowledge sourcing mechanisms. Moreover, knowledge creation and exchange is likely to occur between actors permanently located within the same region or through the temporary colocation of globally spread innovation partners. On the other hand, when symbolic knowledge is dominant, mobility, monitoring, and buzz turn to be the most relevant sourcing mechanisms, and knowledge creation and exchange are likely to occur within a more strictly local dimension through temporary colocation configurations (and by global scanning of competitors and trends


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no8 [pp. 1966-1982]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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