The impact of KIBS on Japanese manufacturing corporations from the client-side point of view

Shuo She, Akio Nagahira

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Abstract

Dealing with knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) has become an important strategy for many firms. Services that rely on professional knowledge are needed by Japanese manufacturing corporations (JMCs) for solving different problems. This article explores the needs of JMCs from KIBS in Japan and their relationship during the process of dealing with KIBS. The paper shows that knowledge, including knowledge regarding IPR but not IPR, contributes to the benefit of JMCs when dealing with KIBS. Furthermore, factors such as price of service, location and size of KIBS can help JMCs to find high quality services; JMCs can also eliminate or prevent obstacles in their relationship with KIBS by changing the way of service delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-226
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb

Keywords

  • Client-side
  • IPR
  • Intellectual property right
  • JMCs
  • Japan
  • Japanese manufacturing corporations
  • KIBS
  • Knowledge intensive business services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Law

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