Foundations of research in the field of cognitive distance

  • Malte MarwedeEmail author
Part of the Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management book series (FEIM)


Literature on cognitive distance in an innovation context is very scarce. Therefore, this chapter analyses existing research streams and schools of thought in cognitive distance literature and their applicability in an innovation context in order to study the implications for new product development. Co-citation analysis is applied to identify and visualise the different research areas dealing with cognitive distance, with the aim of detecting conceptual subdomains applicable for the individual cognitive distance potentially evident between product developers and distant target groups.


Social Capital Social Distance Temporal Distance Virtual Team Psychological Distance 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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