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Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management

Volume 4333 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 25-36

Innovation Management in a Multi-national Corporation’s Subsidiary of Ireland’s Evolving Knowledge Economy

  • Gabriel J. CostelloAffiliated withGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • , Brian DonnellanAffiliated withNational University of Ireland
  • , Michael L. GinnAffiliated withFielding Graduate University
  • , Colm RochfordAffiliated withPlatform Engineering Manager
  • , Eoin WhelanAffiliated withNational University of Ireland
  • , Susanna XuAffiliated withNational University of Ireland

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Abstract

Innovation management is now seen as an important competitive advantage for Multi-national Corporation (MNC) subsidiaries located in Ireland’s changing economy. This paper reports on the initial stages of a case study in the Operations division of American Power Conversion (APC) Ireland. The results of an innovation audit are presented that provide a reference point to begin the transformation to an innovative supply chain organization. The paper proposes the development of Networks of Practice to enable the diffusion of resulting innovations across the corporation.

Keywords

Innovation Management Networks of Practice Innovation Audit