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From Knowledge to Innovation and Back: Empirical Testing of Knowledge-Intensive Industries in Serbia

Nikola Radovanovic, Veljko Dmitrović () and Nevenka Žarkić Joksimović ()
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Veljko Dmitrović: Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Nevenka Žarkić Joksimović: Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 2017, vol. 5, issue 3, 119-131

Abstract: Objective: In the technology and knowledge intensive industries, innovation and knowledge use are key elements for competitiveness. Organisations are oriented towards increasing their potential for exploiting innovation and developing knowledge base internally through various techniques employed. This research aims at analysing the relationship between the dynamics of knowledge use and innovation efforts of organisations. Research Design & Methods: The methodology included quantitative and qualitative research method based on a survey, while the data of this research were analysed with the application of descriptive statistical method (variance). Findings: The results of the study suggest that realised innovation correlates with the use of knowledge in organisations and that an increase in research and development activities, as well as in patented and non-patented products or services will likely lead to an increase in the volume of internal knowledge use by employees. Implications & Recommendations: The results of this research can be useful for researchers and practitioners in technology and knowledge intensive industries. The findings can be used as a basis for adjusting organisational policies towards developing competitiveness based on the enhancement of the use of existing knowledge and by developing innovation strength. Contribution & Value Added: This paper is a valuable contribution to research fields of organisational management, innovation management, knowledge management, absorptive capacity, and especially innovation management.

Keywords: knowledge management; innovation; patents; knowledge-intensive industries; Serbia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 M15 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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