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The Relationship between Knowledge Management Practices and Technological Innovation: A Conceptual Framework

  • Yin-Kuan Ng

    (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

  • Voon-Hsien Lee

    (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

  • Alex Tun-Lee Foo

    (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

  • Pei-Lee Gan

    (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

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    This research paper aims to establish a conceptual framework that links the different dimensions of knowledge management, namely knowledge acquisition, knowledge dissemination and knowledge application, with innovation performance, particularly focusing on technological innovation (i. e. product and process innovation). This study seeks to benefit the top management team of any organization that desires to enhance and improve their level of technological innovation through the effective implementation of the relevant KM dimensions The findings of this study conclude that the effectual use of knowledge management practices is believed to unlock the technological innovation of a firm.

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    Article provided by International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia in its journal International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 71-89

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    1. Keld Laursen & Nicolai J. Foss, 2003. "New human resource management practices, complementarities and the impact on innovation performance," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 27(2), pages 243-263, March.
    2. Fariborz Damanpour, 2001. "The Dynamics of the Adoption of Product and Process Innovations in Organizations," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(1), pages 45-65, 01.
    3. Jing-Wen Huang & Yong-Hui Li, 2009. "The mediating effect of knowledge management on social interaction and innovation performance," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 30(3), pages 285-301, July.
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