Knowledge integration within innovation process : a technopreneurial perspective

Mohannak, Kavoos & Matthews, Judy (2015) Knowledge integration within innovation process : a technopreneurial perspective. International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 3(1), pp. 17-36.

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Abstract

Knowledge Integration (KI) is one of the major aspects driving innovation within an organisation. In this paper, we attempt to develop a better understanding of responses to the challenges of knowledge integration within the innovation process in technology-based firms. Using four technology-based Australian firms, we investigated how knowledge integration may be managed within the context of innovation in technology firms. Previous research highlights the role of four KI tasks that affect the innovation capability within technology-oriented firms, namely team building capability, capturing tacit knowledge, role of Knowledge Management (KM) systems and technological systemic integration. Our findings indicate that in addition to these four tasks, a strategic approach to integrating knowledge for innovation, as well as leadership and management, are essential to achieving effective KI across multiple levels of engagement. Our findings also offer practical insights into how knowledge can be integrated within innovation process, with specific implications for managers.

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ID Code: 75802
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge Integration, Technology-based Firms, Tacit Knowledge, Innovation and Knowledge, Technopreneurs
DOI: 10.1504/IJTE.2015.067088
ISSN: 1746-5370
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2014 23:33
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 03:14

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