The Relevance and Role of Interdisciplinarity in Asia Pacific Studies and Publications

Simply defined, 'interdisciplinarity' involves the combining of two or more academic discipines. There are calls for greater 'interdisciplinarity' (ID) in academic thought, research and publications. This article looks at why calls for greater ID are popular, and how relevant it is to Asia Pacific studies and publications.

Updated: 04/12/2013
Views: 603

The challenges facing management in a rapidly changing business environment

Technology and societal changes are dramatically changig the business environment. This article argues the case for organisations to rely less on outdated hierarchical management practice, and embrace the need for adaptability and innovation.

Updated: 20/11/2013
Views: 2,754

The Impact of Fast Route Geometry in London

This presentation looks at the example of London, a global city that requires major investment in its infrastructure, and asks "what are the geographical implications of developments such as low emission zones, new airport developments and congestion charging, and are they right for the city?"

Updated: 19/11/2013
Views: 924

Lighting, Well-being and Performance at Work


Jo Silvester

 et al.

A challenge for employers and researchers is to design work environments that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce, and which ensure maximum levels of well-being and performance.This report reviews existing research on the impact of lighting on performance and well-being in the workplace.

Updated: 23/10/2013
Views: 885

Open innovation norms and knowledge transfer in interfirm technology alliances

How does knowledge transfer in interfirm technology alliances change when an industry norm of collaboration evolves? Firms tend to transfer more knowledge in technology joint ventures compared to contractual technology agreements. Using insights from new institutional economics, this research explores thet extent to which alliance governance association with interfirm knowledge transfer is sensitive to an evolving industry norm of collaboration connected to the logic of open innovation.

Updated: 25/09/2013
Views: 1,799

When Having is Not Enough: Implications of Being Satisfied

This research examines the fundamental question of what makes people happy, and makes recommendations on how government can foster satisfaction and well-being throughout the populace. The research was based on the government's own data from the British Household Panel Survey.

Updated: 19/08/2013
Views: 574

The Role of Knowledge Management Strategies and Task Knowledge in Stimulating Service Innovation

Are service firms that enact strategies to manage their new service development knowledge able to generate a sustainable competitive advantage? Based on analysis of data from a large survey of service companies, the answer is yes. We find that companies employing the knowledge management strategies of codification and personalisation reflect higher levels of NSD knowledge. However, the two strategies vary in their individual performance outcomes, with codification promoting NSD proficiency and personalisation promoting greater NSD innovativeness. When used together, the two strategies magnify NSD knowledge, which when combined with NSD proficiency and NSD innovativeness, promote a SCA.

Updated: 17/07/2013
Views: 1,647

Research on Markets for Inventions and Implications for R&D Allocation Strategies

This article brings together various streams of research over the last 20 years into the phenomenon of 'markets for inventions', providing a comprehensive framework of understanding and identifying promising paths for future research. In this research, markets for inventions are compared with the other recent phenomenon of open innovation and open source.

Updated: 27/06/2013
Views: 1,893

The Second Face of Appropriability: Generative Appropriability and its determinants


Gautam Ahuja

 et al.

How firms appropriate value from their inventions is the basis of this research. By introducing the construct of generative appropriability, this paper sheds light on the theoretical and managerial importance of recognising that any invention creates two values - the value of the article itself, and the value relating to its potential for development.

Updated: 12/06/2013
Views: 2,549