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

Lewrick, Michael, Omar, Maktoba, Raeside, Robert and Peisl, Thomas (2010) Growing companies and innovation: the influence of managing knowledge (enhancement, acquistion and infrastructure) on innovativeness. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 4 (3). pp. 248-264. ISSN 1743-8276

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Abstract/Description

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.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1743-8276
Electronic ISSN: 1743-8268
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innovation; knowledge management; KM strategy; knowledge acquisition; organisational learning; knowledge enhancement; knowledge infrastructure; start-up companies; mature firms;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 4370
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 16:45
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 11:00
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4370

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