Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

The key dimensions of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) analysis: a decade of evolution

Contents:

Author Info

  • Muller, Emmanuel
  • Doloreux, David
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The importance of knowledge and innovation in modern economies justifies the in-creasing interest that scholars are taking in studying knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS). The objective of this paper is to track the evolution of the key dimen-sions on which scholars have based their analyses through a literature review. More specifically, three main issues are addressed: (1) how KIBS are defined in the litera-ture; (2) how KIBS have been investigated empirically by researchers; and (3) how the analysis of KIBS has evolved over time. As a major assumption, the analysis catego-rises the research topic into three key conceptual dimensions: (i) knowledge; (ii) inno-vation and (iii) spatial proximity. The major hypothesis is that the way KIBS are seen, studied and perceived by the research community resolutely changed over time and that this evolution can be tracked by observing modifications in the key dimensions associated with the analysis of KIBS. --

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/29335/1/610017543.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in its series Working Papers "Firms and Region" with number U1/2007.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 2007
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:zbw:fisifr:u12007

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Breslauer Stra├če 48, D-76139 Karlsruhe
    Phone: 0721/6809-0
    Fax: 0721/689152
    Email:
    Web page: http://isi.fraunhofer.de/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: KIBS; Knowledge; Innovation; spatial proximity;

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Marina Doroshenko, 2011. "Innovative Potential of the Knowledge-Intensive Services Sector in Russia," Foresight-Russia, National Research University Higher School of Economics, vol. 5(4), pages 50-65.

    Lists

    This item is featured on the following reading lists or Wikipedia pages:
    1. Socio-Economics of Innovation

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:fisifr:u12007. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - German National Library of Economics).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.