Knowledge management in continuous product innovation : a contingent approach

Ronchi, Stefano, Chapman, Ross and Corso, Mariano 2003, Knowledge management in continuous product innovation : a contingent approach, International journal of technology management, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 871-886, doi: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003395.

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Title Knowledge management in continuous product innovation : a contingent approach
Author(s) Ronchi, Stefano
Chapman, Ross
Corso, Mariano
Journal name International journal of technology management
Volume number 26
Issue number 8
Start page 871
End page 886
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Place of publication Milton Keynes, England
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0267-5730
Keyword(s) continuous product innovation
knowledge management
managerial approaches
Summary There is a growing interest in new organisational forms and integrated managerial and technological approaches supporting companies in continuously innovating their products and processes to survive in a turbulent environment. Successful product innovation will more and more depend upon a company's ability to manage knowledge and integrate a growing number of competencies within and outside the organisational boundaries. These abilities require a complex set of interrelated managerial, technological and organisational conditions that must be designed according to the individual firm's characteristics. This paper aims to identify and analyse the relation between individual firms' contingent variables and managerial approaches to foster knowledge management in product innovation. Evidence is based on a survey of 70 companies, including European and Australian firms, developed within the Euro-Australian cooperation project entitled CIMA (Continuous Improvement for global innovation management).
Language eng
DOI 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003395
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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