Using Knowledge Networks To Support Innovation

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Using Knowledge Networks To Support Innovation

  1. 1. H. Gous, C. Schutte October 2009
  2. 2. My personal interest: How can the performance of the innovation process be improved with technological infrastructure?
  3. 3. Agenda 1. The Knowledge Network approach 2. Critical consideration 3. The Systems Architecture approach
  4. 4. Strategy Information and Knowledge People and Culture Organization structure and processes Phase 1: Identifying opportunities and Phase 2: Commercialize by developing, creating a prospects portfolio deploying and exploiting Opportunity identification Concept Refinement Concept feasibility Portfolio Deployment and Exploitation defintion and formalisation Idea refinement generation Internal Environment External Environment Du Preez, Louw (1)
  5. 5. Management Systems Facilitating Corporate Culture Conditions Organizational Struture Knowledge Work Processes Knowledge Network Architecture Seufert (4)
  6. 6. Pre-competitive Competitive Knowledge Public Domain Private Domain User Domain Domain Knowledge Create Identify & Obtain value Supply Disseminate Apply Knowledge Collect from Chain Knowledge Knowledge (R&D) Knowledge Knowledge with outputs Universities Single Enterprises Market Knowledge Role- Science and Technology players/ Competitors Institutions Sources/ Domains Government Bodies Suppliers Du Preez & Louw (2)
  7. 7. Pre-competitive Competitive Knowledge Public Domain Private Domain User Domain Domain Knowledge Create Identify & Obtain value Supply Disseminate Apply Knowledge Collect from Chain Knowledge Knowledge (R&D) Knowledge Knowledge with outputs Universities Single Enterprises Market Knowledge Role- Science and Technology players/ Competitors Institutions Sources/ Domains Government Bodies Suppliers Integrated Knowledge Network: Organization of Role-payers Du Preez & Louw (2), Schutte & Du Preez (3)
  8. 8. Support for Knowledge Work Support for full Processes within in an Innovation Life Cycle Integrated Knowledge Network
  9. 9. Support for Knowledge Work Processes within in an Technology Integrated Knowledge Network Support for full Requirements Innovation Life Cycle Knowledge Network Knowledge Architecture Work Processes Online Environment Network Model Socialization Online Knowledge Objects Environment Taxonomy Externalization Knowledge Objects Querying Systematization Messaging Multiple Organizations Navigation, Layout Internalization and Theme
  10. 10. Idea Phase Concept Phase Project Phase Opportunity identification Concept Refinement Concept feasibility Portfolio Deployment and Exploitation defintion and formalisation Idea refinement generation
  11. 11. Support for Knowledge Work Processes within in an Technology Integrated Knowledge Network Support for full Requirements Innovation Life Cycle Knowledge Network Knowledge Architecture Work Processes Online Environment Network Model Socialization Online Idea Phase Knowledge Objects Environment Taxonomy Externalization Knowledge Concept Phase Querying Objects Systematization Messaging Multiple Project Phase Organizations Navigation, Layout Internalization and Theme
  12. 12. Messaging Navigation, Layout and Theme Taxonomy Querying Knowledge Objects Network Model Online Environment
  13. 13. Messaging Navigation, Layout and Theme Color Messaging Token DHTML Menu Panels Privatemsg Notifications OG Blueprints Path Taxonomy Querying Taxonomy Views Search Knowledge Objects Tracker Input formats Comment Organic Groups Upload TinyMCE Forum Organic Groups Blog Documents Forum VotingAPI Book Profile Organic Groups Fivestar User Roles Poll Bio Network Model Drupal core Webserver enabling Online environment
  14. 14. The right things. Consider: ... the Knowledge Network approach? ... the improvement in innovation capability? ... user requirements? ... ubiquitous and complex nature of business information? ... organisational scenarios?
  15. 15. with Prof. Niek du Preez Information systems 3 1 Organisational scenarios based on Innovation 2 Capability Innovation Maturity Life Cycle
  16. 16. Innovation life cycle Opportunity identification Concept Refinement Process Concept defintion feasibility and Portfolio Deployment and Exploitation formalisation Idea refinement generation Roles Information system layers
  17. 17. Innovation life cycle Opportunity identification Concept Refinement Process Concept defintion feasibility and Portfolio Deployment and Exploitation formalisation Idea refinement generation Roles Information Applications Technology Information system layers
  18. 18. Innovation life cycle Opportunity identification Concept Refinement Process Concept defintion feasibility and Portfolio Deployment and Exploitation formalisation Idea refinement generation Roles Information Applications Technology Information system layers
  19. 19. Innovation capability Strategy People and 5 Culture maturity 4 Innovation 3 Information and Organisational 2 Knowledge support life cycle 1 Opportunity identification Concept Refinement Process Concept defintion feasibility and Portfolio Deployment and Exploitation formalisation Idea refinement generation Roles Information Applications Technology Information system layers
  20. 20. References (1) Du Preez, N.D., Louw, L. 2008, “A Framework for Managing the Innovation Process”, PICMET ’08. (2) Du Preez, N.D., Louw, L. 2007, “Managing the Knowledge Supply Chain to Support Innovation”, COMA’07 International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing. (3) Schutte, C.S.L, Du Preez, N.D. 2008, “Knowledge Networks for Managing Innovation Projects”, PICMET ’08. (4) Seufert A, von Krogh G, Bach A. 1999, "Towards knowledge networking", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol 3 1999, pp. 180-190.

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