Knowledge evolution and innovation linkages: evidences from Indian state owned enterprise
by Shubhabrata Basu
International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2013

Abstract: In this paper, I have investigated the probable linkages between a firm's knowledge evolution process and innovation. I believe that the firm's sustainable competitive advantage depends on its innovative value creation process. This process in turn is dependent upon the human production functions as enunciated by Schumpeter. Human production function is the human knowledge function that facilitates the innovation. For the above purpose, I have used an exploratory case study on an Indian state owned enterprise that had successfully dealt with the environmental shifts post economic liberalisation. Using an inductive process, I traced the evolution of knowledge in the firm and categorised it and then linked it with innovation. I concluded by proposing two frameworks, that of knowledge evolution process and its linkages with innovation.

Online publication date: Fri, 17-May-2013

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