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Title: Triple uncertainty : R+D management by means of science and technology development at Tenaris
Keywords: UNCERTAINTY
R+D PROJECT MANAGEMENT
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
TECHNO-SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION
ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2008
Abstract: This paper intends to problematise the winding and forking path leading to corporate innovation by means of the analysis of an R+D project. This R+D project aimed at the development of a computational simulation of a critical industrial process at Tenaris, a major world manufacturer of seamless steel-tubes. The Triple Uncertainty, which constitutes the framework that has been elaborated out of the analysis of field-data and Actor-Network Theory underpinnings, is in stark contrast to a vast corpus of literature which highlights linear measurable implications whereby knowledge production inevitably propels the emergence of dynamic capabilities. The Triple Uncertainty integrates the activities of three action-nets involved in R+D management and casts strong doubt on both the existence of a linear path leading to innovation and the accuracy of R+D performance metrics. The Triple Uncertainty depicts three major sources of uncertainty thus contributing to a comprehensive appraisal of uncertainty in the management of techno-scientific projects.
Related URI : http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/44637
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44686
Project Number: 102497
Project Title: Knowledge Economy Call for Proposals (Latin American and Caribbean)
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