The Use of Knowledge Management by Innovators - Empirical Evidence for Germany
AbstractIn this paper we investigate factors that influence a firm's decision to implement knowledge management practices. Our focus is on knowledge management practices implemented to increase collaboration between actors within a firm on innovation activities. Using information on over 1,500 innovative German firms from the Mannheim Innovationpanel of 2003, we find that an innovation strategy targeted at consumers and continuous R+D activities is positively related to KM usage. In addition, more general firm characteristics like size and the industry of a firm do influence the decision to use knowledge management as well.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-002.
Date of creation: 11 Jan 2008
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knowledge management; innovation; Mannheim Innovation Panel;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-01-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-01-19 (Business Economics)
- NEP-EEC-2008-01-19 (European Economics)
- NEP-INO-2008-01-19 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2008-01-19 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-KNM-2008-01-19 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-MIC-2008-01-19 (Microeconomics)
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