Co-innovation by KIBS in Environmental Services: A Resource-based View
AbstractThis paper investigates the ability of knowledge intensive business firms (KIBS) to engage in co-innovation with client firms. Co-innovation relates to KIBS competitive advantage as knowledge creators and sources of innovation. We propose a resource-based model where knowledge-related resources and capabilities explain why certain KIBS firms are able to co-innovate. We explore the model on a sample of Dutch environmental investigation firms. Our exploratory results confirm the expected dominant role played by the learning capabilities of KIBS firms in explaining their ability to co-innovate.
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Date of creation: Mar 2010
Date of revision: Mar 2010
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KIBS; co-innovation; resource-based; knowledge;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-11-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2010-11-06 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2010-11-06 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-ENV-2010-11-06 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-INO-2010-11-06 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2010-11-06 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2010-11-06 (Small Business Management)
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