Inter-Organizational Knowledge Conversion and Innovative Capacity in Cooperative Networks

  • Patricia Trincade Caldas Academic Unit of Administration and Accounting. Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina.
  • Gesinaldo Ataide Candido Academic Unit of Administration and Accounting. Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina.
Keywords: Management, Knowledge, Innovation, Competitiveness.

Abstract

In the current business and management environments, organizations are challenged to search for new ways of working focused on findings and practical innovation. In this sense, knowledge management constitutes a tool to support the practices of innovation, which are facilitated by the existence of physical, virtual or mental spaces, called Ba's, where knowledge can be better used. The objective of this paper is to analyze the dynamics of inter-organizational knowledge conversion into existing Ba spaces in a cooperative network. The data analysis was performed from the triangulation of primary and secondary data and from the non-participant observation, within specific variables. The results point that the network displays an unfavorable configuration regarding the favorable characteristics to dynamics of knowledge conversion, which influences negatively its performance, especially the intensity and quality of information.

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Author Biographies

Patricia Trincade Caldas, Academic Unit of Administration and Accounting. Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina.
Academic Unit of Administration and Accounting
Gesinaldo Ataide Candido, Academic Unit of Administration and Accounting. Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina.
Academic Unit of Administration and Accounting

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Published
2013-04-14
How to Cite
Caldas, P. T., & Candido, G. A. (2013). Inter-Organizational Knowledge Conversion and Innovative Capacity in Cooperative Networks. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 8, 104-114. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/1169