Knowledge Maturation & Knowledge Networks in New Product Development: by Dov Te'eni
ABSTRACT >> Knowledge maturation and knowledge sharing have an intimate relationship, one that has its ups and downs, so to speak. This research examines patterns of knowledge maturation in the context of New Product Development at a home-appliances manufacturer. We view knowledge maturation pragmatically as an ensemble of many myopic maturation processes. Each myopic maturation process progresses iteratively from one understanding to another in the local context of applying knowledge to achieve a particular work goal. These knowledge maturation processes are situated and empirically plotted in the product's development lifecycle and in the company's formal and informal networks of knowledge sharing. more information...
BIO >> Dov Te'eni holds the Mexico Chair for Information Systems at Tel Aviv University. He studies how computers support people deciding, communicating, sharing knowledge and interacting. Dov has published articles in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, IEEE Transactions amongst many other journals. He has worked on joint research with Digital (in Maynard), Progressive (in Cleveland) and software houses in Israel. He has been faculty or taught at Oxford, Yale, New York University, Case Western Reserve University, National University of Singapore, University of Amsterdam, and Harvard. He is the Past President of AIS - the international Association of Information Systems, and has served as Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly, AIS Transactions of HCI and associate editor for Journal of AIS, Information and Organizations, and Internet Research. He also serves as academic director of the Orange Institute for Internet Research at Tel Aviv University. Dov was awarded AIS Fellowship in 2008.