The Effects of Knowledge Management Processes on Innovation Types

Meltem Özturan 15.04.2016 - 15.12.2016


Project Team: Meltem Özturan, Burcu Kör

Not only scholars but also practitioners are putting more and more emphasis on knowledge management (KM), which includes the steps of application, acquisition, and sharing of knowledge and stands as one of the critical factors for organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Another important factor that has a profound influence on performance, survivability, and competitiveness of organizations is innovation. Knowledge management enhances engagement in different innovation types through generating, using and sharing new ideas, and exploitation of the organization’s thinking power. Accordingly, empirically analyzing these two concepts is critical because of the importance of these concepts for competitive advantage. The primary purpose of the study is to examine the effects of knowledge management processes on innovation types.