Title: Knowledge management opportunities for cycle time reduction

Authors: Jie Yang

Addresses: Division of Business Administration, University of Southern Mississippi, 730 East Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, MS 39560, USA ' ' '

Abstract: Focusing on knowledge management activities, this study examines the roles of knowledge management in the reduction of new product development cycle time and the moderating role of innovation-technology fit in the relationship. I found that knowledge management plays significant roles in improving the performance of new product development. In particular, the results suggest that the speed of knowledge acquisition and the availability of knowledge dissemination facilities affect the cycle time and new product development and, thus, contribute to the improvement of financial performance. Innovation-technology significantly moderates the negative impact of speed on performance. A theoretical explanation is discussed.

Keywords: knowledge management; learning; product innovation; cycle time.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2004.003720

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2004 Vol.1 No.2, pp.192 - 207

Published online: 02 Dec 2003 *

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