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Disputas: Kunnskapsbygging og utvikling gjennom sosiale nettverk

Utviklingen av nye produkter kan få opp dampen i arbeidet gjennom kunnskapsbygging i sosiale nettverk. Effektiviteten øker når sosiale nettverk blir brukt skreddersydd og planmessig, konkluderer Pamela Chidiogo Izunwanne i sin doktorgradsavhandling.

Artikkelen er mer enn ett år gammel, og kan inneholde utdatert informasjon.

Pamela Chidiogo Izunwanne disputerer for ph.d.-graden med avhandlingen “Social Networks and Knowledge Creation Processes in New Product Development”.

Pamela Chidiogo Izunwanne disputerer for ph.d.-graden med avhandlingen “Social Networks and Knowledge Creation Processes in New Product Development”.

Pamela Chidiogo Izunwanne disputerer for ph.d.-graden 4.desember 2015 med avhandlingen “Social Networks and Knowledge Creation Processes in New Product Development”. Hun har fulgt Handelshøyskolen ved UiAs doktorgradsutdanning med spesialisering i International Management.

Slik beskriver kandidaten selv essensen i avhandlingen:

SOCIAL NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION PROCESSES

Organizational Knowledge creation has greatly evolved as a construct in management studies and is being linked to different aspects of performance.

The creation of knowledge and innovations is highly important to organizations in all fields of operation. In the present age of globalization, firms are finding it more imperative to continuously innovate in order to attain and maintain a global competitive advantage.

Acknowledging employees as key components of organizations, this study develops an understanding of social network interactions conducted during new product development and specifically explores the social network interactions associated with the knowledge creation processes: socialization, externalization, combination and internalization that take place in new product development.

To achieve its aim, the study conducted a case study of Etisalat Nigeria using semi-structured interviews, a social network survey and informal discussions with key employees. By bringing different theoretical perspectives together, this study contributes to extant literature on social networks, knowledge creation and new product development.

The main conclusions drawn from this study are that in order to enhance the performance of knowledge creation processes during new product development, strategic social network management approaches can be tailored to the specific knowledge conversion process involved as well as the personal attributes of the individuals or groups concerned.

Disputasfakta:

Kandidaten: Pamela Chidiogo Izunwanne 1983, Onitsha, Nigeria ble Bachelor of Technology BTech ved Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. Msc International Business: Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration  (NHH), CEMS Masters in International Management: NHH/Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Stipendiat ved UiA.

Prøveforelesning og disputas finner sted i Auditorium B3-008, Campus Kristiansand

Dekan Sigbjørn Sødal leder disputasen.

Tid for prøveforelesning: Fredag 4. desember 2015 kl 10:15

Oppgitt emne for prøveforelesning: “What organizational resources and capabilities are needed to successfully carry out product and service innovation activities?”

Tid for disputas: Fredag 4. desember 2015 kl 12:15

Tittel på avhandling: “Social Networks and Knowledge Creation Processes in New Product Development”

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Opponenter:

Førsteopponent: Professor Christopher Bruce Cronin, Department of International Business and Economics, University of Greenwich, UK

Annenopponent: Førsteamanuensis Maria Adenfelt, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden

Bedømmelseskomitéen er ledet av førsteamanuensis Tor Helge Aas, Handelshøyskolen ved UiA

 

Veiledere i doktorgradsarbeidet var professor Harald Knudsen, UiA, professor Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics, og dr Bjørn-Tore Flåten, UiA.