Utilization of Knowledge Base and Its Requisites for the Performance of Innovation Using External Knowledge

외부지식활용 혁신성과를 위한 지식베이스의 활용과 조건

  • 이상묵 (덕성여자대학교 사회과학대학 경영학과)
  • Received : 2009.10.15
  • Accepted : 2009.12.03
  • Published : 2009.12.01

Abstract

Many prior researchers have repeatedly emphasized the importance of utilizing external knowledge as a critical factor for the success of organizational innovation. But they seem to have ignored the importance of the practical methods to advance the ability of finding new way of applying external knowledge to innovation activities. This paper suggests the exploitation of firm's knowledge base in innovative way as a practical method to utilize external knowledge for organizational innovation, because it could be possible to find out a common factor in external knowledge with organizational knowledge base by exploiting it. According to the empirical test with data of 1,143 manufacturing firms, all of the hypothesis were strongly supported.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 덕성여자대학교