Building Pillars Where Bridges are Easy to Imitate - Mediating Technologies in Knowledge-Based Economies
Journal of Innovation Management
We carried out a qualitative investigation of a pioneer of the Industrial Internet of Things operating in Silicon Valley since 1989. We reconstructed a sequence of strategic turns and conceptualized their current business model in a way that is relevant for several other industries enabled by the Internet, generalizing Thompson’s concept of mediating technologies in order to adapt it to contemporary, knowledge-based economies. We propose an interpretive framework for mediating technologies that we express by means of semantic networks.
Digital Technologies, Industrial Internet of Things, Knowledge Management, Mediating Technologies
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Guido Fioretti, Stephen K. Kwan, and Stefania Niciforo. "Building Pillars Where Bridges are Easy to Imitate - Mediating Technologies in Knowledge-Based Economies" Journal of Innovation Management (2021): 80-97. https://doi.org/10.24840/2183-0606_009.004_0005