Growing Companies and Innovation: The influence of Managing Knowledge (enhancement, acquisition and infrastructure) on Innovativeness

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Abstract

The study is designed to explore in depth the impact of knowledge on different innovation typologies. This study starts with an overview of literature on innovation and knowledge. Three hypotheses tested using data from 200 innovative companies in a high tech cluster. Factor analysis has been used to construct variables which reflect knowledge infrastructure, enhancement and acquisition. Further, the study provides new insights on the use of knowledge in start-up and mature companies in diverse sectors. An interesting research result is that start-up companies utilise the knowledge infrastructure while mature companies aim to enhance knowledge to become innovative
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-264
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge Management Studies
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • innovation
  • knowledge management
  • KM strategy
  • knowledge acquisition
  • organisational learning
  • knowledge enhancement
  • knowledge infrastructure
  • start-up companies
  • mature firms
  • start-ups

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