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Iterative Transitions Between Exploration and Exploitation: Experiences from the Finnish Manufacturing Industry

Publication Details
Authors: Melkas Helinä, Uotila Tuomo, Oikarinen Tuija
Editors of book: Backström, Tomas; Fundin, Anders; Johansson, Peter E.
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Innovative Quality Improvements in Operations
ISBN: 978-3-319-55984-1
eISBN: 978-3-319-55985-8
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


This chapter describes methods for advancing exploration and
exploitation in industrial settings and presents the experiences of
Finnish manufacturing companies that have used such methods. The chapter
explores the foundations of exploration and exploitation, and
incorporates also both the absorptive capacity and the analytical and
interpretative innovation processes into a novel framework for different
types of networks, including production, development and innovation
networks. In addition to the theoretical considerations, this chapter
includes introductions to the various renewal methods and manufacturing
company case studies. This work will provide insight into the practical
implementation of exploration and exploitation activities and into
overcoming the dilemma of transitioning between exploration and
exploitation activities in different contexts.

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