Creating Dynamic Capabilities
R&D Network Management for Globally Distributed Research and Development in the Software Industry
Dr. Markus Alsleben
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The sustainable long-term growth and survival of a corporation can only be achieved through the ongoing creation of innovative products and services. This is especially true in today’s global software industry, which is characterized by ever-shorter product cycles, intense global competition and knowledge-intense research and development (R&D). The effective organization and management of a corporate R&D function in a software enterprise has thus become a key success factor for sustainable competitive advantages.
This doctoral dissertation submitted to the City University of Hong Kong, designs, implements and evaluates an organizational transformation and its supporting framework for a globally dispersed R&D organization in the software industry as part of a two-year longitudinal case study at SAP, one of world’s largest software companies.