Title: Influence of knowledge networking, knowledge base, and knowledge strategy on innovation capability

Authors: Hsin-Min Hung

Addresses: Department of International Business, National Dong Hwa University, No. 1, Sec. 2, Da-Hsueh Rd., Shou-Feng Township, Hualien County 974, Taiwan

Abstract: Bridging the gap between influence of knowledge base (i.e. knowledge) on innovation and influence of knowledge strategy (i.e. knowing) on innovation through knowledge networking, we review literature and argue that knowledge networking has direct and indirect influences on innovation capability. Knowledge networking directly influences innovation through alliances and interactions to bridge the emerging gaps between market and technology. It also indirectly influences innovation in two ways. First, it facilitates the influence of knowledge base (human capital and organisational capital) on innovation by identifying opportunities and exchanging knowledge. Second, it provides a conduit for knowledge exploration and exploitation strategies.

Keywords: innovation capability; knowledge networking; human capital; organisational capital; social capital; networking; exploration; exploitation; knowledge base; knowledge strategy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2015.069440

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2015 Vol.9 No.2, pp.138 - 153

Received: 30 Jul 2014
Accepted: 03 Nov 2014

Published online: 16 May 2015 *

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