Knowledge management increases innovation capability of enterprises : An empirical study

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-963
Journal / PublicationQinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


Knowledge management is an important topic for both researchers and practitioners. In a more complicated business environment, it is quite essential to explore the relations among information technology (IT) applications, organization's internal structure/culture, strategies, knowledge management, and the enterprise's innovation capabilities. This paper, based on the resource theory, proposed a conceptual model to investigate the potential relations. From data collected from 126 Chinese companies, this study finds that; 1) IT applications and organization's internal structure/culture have an indirect impact on a firm's innovation capability; 2) knowledge management is the key factor that affects the enterprise innovation capability; 3) A firm adopting future oriented strategies has stronger innovation capability than firms with defensive strategies.

Research Area(s)

  • Enterprise strategy, Innovation capability, IT application, Knowledge management, Organization's internal culture