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The use of knowledge management by innovators: empirical evidence for Germany

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In this paper we investigate factors that influence a firm s decision to implement knowledge management practices. Our focus is on knowledge management practices implemented to increase collaboration between actors within a firm on innovation activities. Using information on over 1,500 innovative German firms from the Mannheim Innovationpanel of 2003, we find that an innovation strategy targeted at consumers and continuous R&D activities is positively related to KM usage. In addition, more general firm characteristics like size and the industry of a firm do influence the decision to use knowledge management as well.

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Uwe Cantner, Kristin Joel, Tobias Schmidt

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25686

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