The Making of Convergence: Knowledge Reuse, Boundary Spanning, and the Formation of the ICT Industry
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

While mastering technology and industry convergence are essential for firms across a growing number of industries, convergence is often rapid and abrupt, challenging firms to develop appropriate strategic responses. Focusing on the historical convergence between information technology and communication technology, we examine the microlevel behaviors of scientists initiating and driving convergence. Analyzing a bibliometric dataset of 257 641 scientific articles, we demonstrate how industry convergence manifests in a microlevel scientific convergence, preceding industry convergence by several decades. Our article contributes to the literature on convergence by developing new bibliometric measures for scientific convergence, and by contrasting microlevel behaviors that underpin convergence. Based on our findings, we offer a set of methods and strategies to assist managers in technology-based businesses with anticipating and responding to convergence in a timely manner.

Shape

Bibliometrics

Silicon carbide

Patents

information and communication technology (ICT)

Indexes

microfoundation

convergence

technology development

Convergence

strategy

Industries

Bibliometric

Författare

Fredrik Hacklin

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

Martin Wallin

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Joakim Björkdahl

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Georg von Krogh

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

0018-9391 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Ämneskategorier

Företagsekonomi

DOI

10.1109/TEM.2021.3087365

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2021-08-03