Dynamics of Knowledge, Corporate Systems and Innovation

  • Hiroyuki Itami
  • Ken Kusunoki
  • Tsuyoshi Numagami
  • Akira Takeishi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Perspectives

  3. Issues

About these proceedings


The theme of the book exactly matches the title: the dynamics of knowledge, the corporate system and innovation. Knowledge is created and accumulated in the corporate system, which seeks to utilize it to introduce innovation to the market and society. Corporate organizations generate new knowledge through their in-house R&D activities, and introduce new products and services to the market by combining their own new knowledge and the knowledge generated by others, e.g. universities. Thus, the corporate system is the essential linchpin between knowledge and innovation, and the interactive dynamics between knowledge, the corporate system, and innovation are extremely important. To understand and guide innovative activities in the society, deeper insights into these dynamics are crucial. This book is a step forward in that direction.


Business Corporate system Forschung & Entwicklung Innovation Japan Knowledge Knowledge and Innovation Management organization organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Itami
    • 1
  • Ken Kusunoki
    • 2
  • Tsuyoshi Numagami
    • 3
  • Akira Takeishi
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Management ofTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of InternationalHitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Fac. Commerce & ManagementHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachi, TokyoJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of EconomicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04479-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04480-9
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