Knowledge Networks in New Product Development Projects: A Transactive Memory Perspective

Information & Management 42 (2005) 1105-1120

16 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012

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Ali Akgun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John C. Byrne

Pace University

Halit Keskin

Gebze Institute of Technology (GIT)

Gary Lynn

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Salih Imamoglu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Even though an individual’s knowledge network is known to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of his or her work in groups, the way that network building occurs has not been carefully investigated. In our study, activities of new product development teams were analyzed to determine the antecedents and consequences on the transactive memory systems, the moderating affect of task complexity was also considered. We examined 69 new product development projects and found that team stability, team member familiarity, and interpersonal trust had a positive impact on the transactive memory system and also had a positive influence on team learning, speed-to-market, and new product success. Further, we found that the impact of the transactive memory system on team learning, speed-to-market, and new product success was higher when there was a higher task complexity. Theoretical and managerial implications of the study findings are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Akgun, Ali and Byrne, John C. and Keskin, Halit and Lynn, Gary S. and Imamoglu, Salih, Knowledge Networks in New Product Development Projects: A Transactive Memory Perspective (2005). Information & Management 42 (2005) 1105-1120. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152655

Ali Akgun

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

John C. Byrne

Pace University

Halit Keskin

Gebze Institute of Technology (GIT) ( email )

Cayirova-Gebze
Kocaeli, Istanbul 41400
Turkey

Gary S. Lynn (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Salih Imamoglu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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