Capability development in Chinese manufacturing:a quasi-biotic perspective of knowledge evolution

Abstract

A quasi-biotic model of knowledge evolution has been applied to manufacturing technology capability development which includes product design and development and manufacturing process/workflow improvement. The concepts of “knowledge genes” and “knowledge body” are introduced to explain the evolution of technological capability. It is shown that knowledge development within the enterprise happens as a result of interactions between an enterprise’s internal knowledge and that acquired from external sources catalysed by: (a) internal mechanisms, recources and incentives, and (b) actions and policies of external agencies. A matrix specifying factors contributing to knowledge development and types of manufacturing capabilities (product design, equipment development or use, and workflow) is developed to explain technological knowledge development. The case studies of Tianjin Pipe Corporation (TPCO) and Tianjin Tianduan Press Co. are presented to illustrate the application of the matrix.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Aston Business School
Additional Information: © Aston Business School
Event Title: 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Aston University
Event Dates: 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: quasi-biotic model of knowledge,technology capability development,knowledge genes
ISBN: 978-1-905866-60-1
Full Text Link: http://www1.ast ... ce-proceedings/
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2012
Authors: He, Jinsheng
Lyu, Wenjuan
Vaidya, Kirit

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