Title: Organising strategy decisions for complex product system innovation, influencing factors, and their impact on learning

Authors: Jong-Seok Kim

Addresses: KJS Group, Daejeon, 35214, South Korea; Department of Business Administration, Gachon University, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-Do 13120, South Korea

Abstract: This comparative case study tried to examine the thread of organising strategy decisions, influential factors and their decisional impacts on learning in complex product system (CoPS) innovation. It found that each system integration firm's organising strategy decisions aim to leverage their core competencies to facilitate learning, while each firm's different strategic priorities can influence different organising strategy decisions for CoPS innovation. In terms of the decisional impacts on learning, the selection of employees relevant to the task of CoPS innovation make them to quickly engage in learning at the initial stage of innovation, while higher strategic priorities can motivate employees to facilitate learning. It captures that the lower degree of change in organisational arrangement through the decisions of an organising strategy relatively facilitate learning at the search and selection stage of CoPS innovation. However, top management support for higher strategic priority can facilitate learning at the initial stage.

Keywords: complex product system innovation; organising strategy decision; structure; routines; employees; core competencies; strategic priority; decisional impact; architectural learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2021.117778

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2021 Vol.21 No.3, pp.195 - 213

Accepted: 20 Jun 2020
Published online: 19 Sep 2021 *

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