The previous empirical pictures of how knowledge is embedded into resource interfaces can be characterised as “variations on a theme”. Although we saw different patterns surrounding the embedding of knowledge, the processes described in the three previous chapters have at least two general themes in common. First, they took place in an economic system where business actors are allowed to interact directly with counterparts on the supplier-customer side. Second, they occurred in business contexts where the actors are so aware of the need to interact with counterparts concerning related resource interfaces that this skill is taken for granted. Third, they illustrated that conscious handling of resource interfaces over company borders can create economic effects that are impossible to reach through the economic theory’s way of exchange, i.e. through competition among anonymous actors exchanging given resources.
|Title of host publication||Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Importance of Using Others|
|Editors||Håkan Håkansson, Alexandra Waluszewski|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415541572, 9780415425292|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2007|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology|