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Growing companies and innovation: the influence of managing knowledge (enhancement, acquistion and infrastructure) on innovativeness.

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Inderscience

  • DOI:

    10.1504/IJKMS.2010.038168

  • ISSN:

    1743-8276

  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

Citation

Lewrick, M., Omar, M., Raeside, R. & Peisl, T. (2009). Growing companies and innovation: the influence of managing knowledge (enhancement, acquistion and infrastructure) on innovativeness. International journal of knowledge management studies IJKMS. 4, 248-264. doi:10.1504/IJKMS.2010.038168. ISSN 1743-8276

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Keywords

Innovation; knowledge management; KM strategy; knowledge acquisition; organisational learning; knowledge enhancement; knowledge infrastructure; start-up companies; mature firms;

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