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Codification processes in a temporary setting : knowledge practices in an innovation lab

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Otto, Stephan:
Codification processes in a temporary setting : knowledge practices in an innovation lab.
2019
Event: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) , 03.-07.04.2019 , Washington, DC.
(Conference item: Conference , Speech )

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In the knowledge economy one of the main tasks is to explain how locally anchored knowledge can be mobilized and “used” elsewhere. If face-to-face-interaction does not seem appropriate or is not possible, one option to mobilize knowledge is through codification. Central to the codification process is the generation of documents - rather a highly social process and an act of creation than merely the procedure of writing down (implicit) knowledge. Thus, the place of social performance including the material setting is a major factor in the codification of knowledge. This paper presents a case study on the complex, place-specific practices of knowledge codification in product development focusing on an open innovation lab, where firms seek to co-create with end users by providing prototypes or future service ideas and gathering feedback. In only short sequences of interaction the end users create new ideas and respond to the firms’ questions based on their on-site experience and without any preparation before leaving the innovation lab without the possibility of further interaction. Based on qualitative data from interviews and participant observation, findings illustrate the codification practices in these dynamic situations and outline how documents are being created. The study shows that all actors are part of the same codification practice.

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Item Type: Conference item (Speech)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Wissensmobilität; räumliche Nähe; Co-Creation; Innovation Lab
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Economic Geography
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
900 History and geography > 910 Geography, travel
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 08:28
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 08:28
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/48707