Research from a variety of perspectives has argued that technological innovation no longer takes place within a single organization, but rather is across multiple institutions or firms within a distributed network. This paper only discusses one kind of the distributed innovation networks that the ones have a core enterprise as the innovation platform provider. This study focuses on the organizational structure and its mechanism for the core companies to ensure and accelerate technological innovation within the distributed network. The methodology adopted in this study is case study. A diversified transnational firm is chosen to be the objective of this study, which is a high-tech in Asia and a core enterprise of a distributed innovation network across the world. This paper considers the nature, organs and their effects of the organizational structure for the innovation platform of the core enterprise. From this, we contrast and analyze the sources, motivation and connection of external innovation, and thereby provide a framework for the organizational structure design of the core enterprises of the distributed innovation networks.
Yayan Zhu, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China
Stream: Economics and Management
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