||Exploring the Process of Green Knowledge Value Chain Development- A Case Study of Promoting Program for Cross-Field Creative Scenario Value-Adding of MOST
||Department of Business Administration
knowledge value chain
The research introduces one of the potential ways for the development of the green innovative products and processes on the example of Promoting Program for Cross-Field Creative Scenario Value-Adding of MOST. The model that is discovered and introduced in the research is green knowledge value chain, the main aim of which is to describe and encourage the cross-field innovation through the interdisciplinary collaboration.
The research has adapted qualitative design, focused on cases selected from teams participated in the promoting program. Data collected through secondary sources of project reports with in-depth interviews of expert panel, and the data was coded based on the green knowledge value chain framework. The expert panel meeting was used to evaluate all the project teams’ reports, and discuss the related steps of each project, that fit in the knowledge value chain framework, which consists of three major parts: paper prototype, business and technical feasibility, and prototype development. Further, based on the data collected and described by the expert panel, the leading result of each team was coded into the green knowledge value chain framework, where the data was organized based on supportive activities, and after that, the primary activities were explored. Then, the expert panel was called up again to examine the accuracy of the coding process for each team. Conclusion and discussion of the green knowledge value chain development was further presented.
TABLE OF CONTENTS IV
LIST OF TABLES VII
LIST OF FIGURES VIII
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 Background 1
1.1.1 Change in the Environmental Condition 1
1.1.2 Sustainable Practices in Green Innovation 3
1.2 Research Motivation 6
1.3 Research Purpose 8
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 9
2.1 Green Innovation 9
2.1.1 Drivers of Green Innovation 11
2.1.2 Green Knowledge 13
2.2 Green Value 15
2.3 Green Index 18
2.4 Commercialization Process 19
Promoting adoption 23
Sustaining commercialization and realizing long-term value 24
2.5 Knowledge Management 25
2.5.1 Knowledge Creation 25
2.5.2 Knowledge Integration and Knowledge Integration Mechanisms 30
2.5.3 Knowledge Value Chain as a base for GKVC 32
CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 35
3.1 Research Design 35
3.2 Research Process (Coding) 36
3.3 Case Introduction 36
3.3.1 Introducing the Cross-field value added promoting project 37
3.3.2 Participant Teams Introduction 39
CHAPTER FOUR RESEARCH RESULTS 42
4.1 Supportive Activities of Green Knowledge Value Chain 42
4.1.1 Development of Innovation Communities as Network of Promoters 42
4.1.2 Community Networking Development 43
4.1.3 ETOP as a Communication Platform 43
4.2 Case Studies of the Project Progress Reports 44
4.2.1 Solar Desalination Shower 44
4.2.2 Self-Powered Lung Capacity Tester 50
4.2.3 Smart Power Saving Device 56
4.2.4 Adjustable Folding Bicycle 61
4.2.5 Solar Motorcycle Seat Pad with Heat Dissipation and Sterilization 67
4.2.6 Novel Cruising Aerator 72
4.3 Summary 78
CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS 79
5.1 Research Conclusion 79
5.1.1 Linkage between Knowledge Creation and Commercialization Process 80
5.1.2 Green Value Developed in the Green Knowledge Value Chain 82
5.2 Theoretical Implications 83
5.3 Practical Implications 83
5.4 Research Limitations and Further Research Directions 84
Appendix 1. Solar Desalination Shower 92
Appendix 2. Self-Powered Lung Capacity Tester 93
Appendix 3. Smart Power Saving Device 94
Appendix 4. Adjustable Folding Bicycle 95
Appendix 5. Solar motorcycle seat pad with heat dissipation and sterilization 96
Appendix 6. Novel Cruising Aerator 97
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