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Codifying Engineering Knowledge in Motorsport
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 13, 2000 by SAE International in United States
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This paper considers the way in which engineering knowledge develops through a process of codification that facilitates innovation and imitation by competing firms. In a chronological case study of the development of ground-effect aerodynamics in Formula One racing, this paper reviews the way constructors, such as Lotus, Williams, Brabham and Ferrari, develop and respond to the innovation of ground-effect aerodynamics. We use the case study to generate a series of implications for the way in which firms manage and influence leading edge engineering knowledge.
CitationJenkins, M., "Codifying Engineering Knowledge in Motorsport," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-3535, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-3535.
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