Towards a knowledge-based view of firm innovation. Theory and empirical research
November 13, 2011 Editor 0
Purpose – The purpose of this guest editorial is to highlight the importance of knowledge management and organizational learning in firm innovation, offering an integrative framework to understand this complex business phenomenon. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the literature review, the guest editorial shows a general review on “A Knowledge-Based View of Firm Innovation” articulating and integrating a total number of ten theoretical and empirical contributions about this topic. Findings – Theoretical and empirical works are organized in three main topics. The first one refers to the importance of external knowledge, networking, and relationships as key drivers of firm technological innovation, offering an “open or relational innovation framework”. The second one shows several papers on the growing importance of KIBS (Knowledge-Intensive Business Services) in a Knowledge Economy and Society. Finally, this general review integrates papers about organizational context, and its role on knowledge management and firm innovation.
Research limitations/implications – The paper and special issue tries to offer some new relevant advances for the academic community in the growing body of knowledge management and firm innovation. Nevertheless, due to its special issue nature, the theoretical and empirical advances showed on it represent only a partial view of a “Knowledge-Based View of Firm Innovation”.
Practical implications – Managers need to understand the precise nature and sources (internals and externals) of firm innovation. In this vein, this journal number shows empirical research developed in different countries and industries illustrating some interesting insights about this complex business phenomenon. Originality/value – This general review shows new lines of theoretical and empirical research regarding knowledge management, organizational learning, and firm innovation in a useful integrative framework: “A Knowledge-Based View of Firm Innovation”
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