The role of knowledge creation modes in architectural innovation

Ala'a Azzam, Qile He, David Sarpong

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Knowledge creation modes (especially socialization and internalization) enhance architectural innovation (AI) capability of U.K. manufacturing firms. AI is the reconfiguration of product or process components and creating completely new interfaces between them. Knowledge creation modes enhance firms' AI to create new products while utilizing their architectural knowledge. Knowledge socialization and internalization are the most important modes that affect AI. Socialization helps to share tacit knowledge while internalization enables individuals to absorb and embody accumulated know-how to envision new product ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalStrategic Change
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2020


  • Knowledge creation
  • Architectural innovation
  • Manufacturing companies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)


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