Knowledge-networking capability in German SMEs: A model for empirical investigation

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Authors

  • Jutta Gruenberg-Bochard
  • Petra Kreis-Hoyer

In the global knowledge based economy enterprises increasingly face the challenge of collaborative knowledge production in a networked context. Although the importance of the participation in such knowledge-networks is widely recognised, the capabilities for a successful participation have, so far, not been elaborated. Based on the dynamic capabilities view this paper proposes a holistic and practical concept of knowledge-networking capability (KNC). For this purpose knowledge-orientated and interaction-orientated capabilities elaborated in the literature are combined. Extracting the relevant strengths and weaknesses of German small and medium sized enterprises allows for identifying strategic starting points for a systematic development of KNC.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftInternational Journal of Technology Management
Jahrgang45
Ausgabenummer3-4
Seiten (von - bis)364-379
Anzahl der Seiten16
ISSN0267-5730
DOIs
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.2009
Extern publiziertJa

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