Functional Chains Of Knowledge Management - Effects On Firms' Innovative Performance
The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of Knowledge Management (KM) for the innovation success of firms. It is assumed that the functional chains of KM lead directly and indirectly to more innovative success via enhancing the recombination of internal and external knowledge assets. To analyse the embedding of KM in a firm's internal system of innovation the authors establish a structural equation model. They capture KM as latent concept and trace different functional chains by which KM impacts.