Gary Jordan's research while affiliated with Mälardalen University and other places

Publications (3)

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between product innovativeness and groups of outcomes flowing from the computer software product development process and the associated knowledge acquisition process. Data from interviews of managers in 94 software projects are analysed, and three groups of outcomes are measured: project...
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This report covers an empirical research project focused on studying the knowledge acquisition, external linkages and developmental processes in software firms. A large database was been created through 133 interviews that were carried out in cooperation with managers in software firms in 19 countries that were contacted by students taking master’s...
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Partnerships and external knowledge acquisition have become important means for gaining access to the increasing number of technologies needed for the development of more advanced products especially in emerging and dynamic industries. A good example is the fast expanding computer software industry where linkages are many and important.This is an e...

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... Kim, Kim, Garrett, & Jung, 2015, p. 208;Perks, Cooper, & Jones, 2005), customer satisfaction (Goldenberg, Mazursky, Horowitz, & Levav, 2003, p. 129), technological expansion (R. Chen, 1996, pp. 663, 664) and firm performance (Jordan & Segelod, 2006;Tu, 2010). In the view of unique offerings, the tourism industry trend is now leaning towards underwater world concepts whereby hotels and villas are built underwater, giving experience for the customers to get closer to coral reefs and various fish species (Jenkins, 2016;Springer, 2016) and floating airports are in the pipelines (Ros, 2016). ...
... The study indicated the competence cannot be static for too long since new demands from the market, new technologies for product and processes and new ways of organising activities keep on putting pressure on companies to change and innovate. An empirical study on software innovativeness, studying the knowledge acquisition, external linkage and development processes was conducted by Jordan and Segelod (2002). The research revealed that in the overall product creation process customers were found to be the most important linkages, and that in case of producing high innovativeness products large sized firms did not show any advantage over smaller firms thereby establishing the effectiveness of SMEs in firm's innovativeness. ...
... Kautz and Thaysen (2001) conducted a single case study in a small organisation and found that having a formal knowledge management system promotes both individual and team learning. Segelod and Jordan (2004) employed multiple case studies to show the importance of external sources of knowledge in defining project scope. Note, however, none of these studies looked at the impact of learning on subsequent projects. ...