Towards networked R&D management: the R&D approach of Sonera Corporation as an example

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In this paper the authors delineate the challenges of a dynamic environment to R&D management. The authors build on most recent ideas, such as the dynamic capability view of the firm, as strategic foundation for modern R&D management. Collaboration is emphasized as a meta-capability for innovation. These ideas are merged into a ‘Networked R&D Management’ approach that emphasizes internal and external collaboration networks as critical for companies operating in a dynamic business environment. The approach is illustrated with ICT industry as an example. The implementation of Networked R&D Management is reflected in the illustrative case discussion of R&D management of Sonera Corporation.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Telecom Business Research Center and Department of Business Administration, Lappeenranta University of Technology and TeliaSonera Corporation 2: Telia Sonera Corporation and University of Jyväskylä 3: Lappeenranta University of Technology

Publication date: November 1, 2004

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