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The impact of knowledge creation and utilization processes on the effectiveness of innovation

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The impact of knowledge creation and utilization processes on the effectiveness of innovation

Cheng, Qianzhen (2005) The impact of knowledge creation and utilization processes on the effectiveness of innovation. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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With the emergence of knowledge management (KM), a branch of knowledge studies began to extend this construct to the long list of possible antecedents of innovation. Research of innovation through KM approach is particularly timely. Despite the great amount of efforts undertaken in this approach, current literatures have three obvious limitations: many studies didn't account for innovation in their theoretical review; there is relatively small number of empirical evidence used; a considerable amount of studies lacked an underlying theoretical model of KM which caused their research disorganized and hard generalizable. In addressing these research gaps, this study proposed a research model which is grounded in contingency fit by jointing two robust theories-Knowledge Creation and Utilization Model and a novel typology of innovation (internal-sourced/external-sourced innovation) to demonstrate the link between knowledge management processes and innovation effectiveness. As a special case of problem solving, innovation will result in higher effectiveness when the arrangement of knowledge management processes aligns with the certain innovation type. Two hypotheses were derived from the model for empirical testing. 58 usable observations were collection from banks. Results using SPSS provide partial support for the hypotheses.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Cheng, Qianzhen
Pagination:ix, 147 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Sc. Admin.
Program:John Molson School of Business
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Abou-Zeid, El Sayed
ID Code:8586
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:29
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:29
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