Relation Analysis of Knowledge Management, Research, and Innovation in University Research Groups

Heyder Paez-Logreira, Ronald Zamora-Musa, Jaime Velez-Zapata

Abstract


Knowledge is a competitive advantage for companies. Knowledge Management helps to keep this competitiveness. Universities face with challenges in research, innovation and international competitiveness. The purpose of this paper includes studying Knowledge Management Models, and Innovation Models apply to Research Groups of Universities, through an analysis of relation in inter-organizational level. Some researchers and leaders of research groups participated in a survey about knowledge management and innovation. Here we show the relationship between knowledge management, innovation and research, including processes and operations performed by universities around these. We organize the results in three dimensions: Knowledge Management perception, the relationship between Knowledge Management and Innovation, and Strategic Knowledge organization. Too, we identify a generality of good practices, challenges, and limitations on Research Groups for Knowledge Management.

Keywords


knowledge management; innovation; research; research group; university.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242016000400002



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