nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2010‒09‒18
four papers chosen by
Laura Stefanescu
European Research Centre of Managerial Studies in Business Administration

  1. Scope of Innovations, Knowledge Spillovers and Growth By Gray, Elie; Grimaud, André
  2. Can Second-Generation Endogenous Growth Models Explain The Productivity Trends and Knowledge Production In the Asian Miracle Economies? By James B. Ang; Jakob B. Madsen
  3. Organisational Learning and Internationalization Knowledge: A Comparative Study of Family Firms and Non-Family Firms By Sami Basly
  4. Intra-firm orientations and their influence on firm growth: The case of Russian SMEs By Shirokova, Galina V.; Kulikov, Alexander V.

  1. By: Gray, Elie; Grimaud, André
    Date: 2010–06
  2. By: James B. Ang; Jakob B. Madsen
    Abstract: Using data for six Asian miracle economies over the period from 1953 to 2006, this paper examines the extent to which growth has been driven by R&D and tests which second-generation endogenous growth model is most consistent with the data. The results give strong support to Schumpeterian growth theory but only limited support to semi-endogenous growth theory. Furthermore, it is shown that R&D has played a key role for growth in the Asian miracle economies.
    Keywords: Schumpeterian growth; semi-endogenous growth; Asian growth miracle
    JEL: O30 O40
    Date: 2010–05
  3. By: Sami Basly (CEROS - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Organisations et la Stratégie - Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense : EA)
    Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to the new stream of literature dealing with knowledge in family firms by analyzing the role of organizational knowledge in the internationalization of this type of firm. First, the study will try to emphasize the specificity of family firms as for double-loop learning, knowledge sharing, knowledge tacitness and emergence of internationalization strategy. Then, the influence of these variables on internationalization organizational knowledge and finally on firms' internationalization degree will be assessed.
    Keywords: Family business, internationalization, knowledge
    Date: 2010–07–06
  4. By: Shirokova, Galina V.; Kulikov, Alexander V.
    Abstract: The results of survey of specific sets of deliberate intra-firm activities called intra-firm orientations are discussed in current research paper. The authors distinguish entrepreneurial orientation, change orientation and knowledge orientation. Factor analysis and structure equation modelling methods are used to test the hypotheses of the very existence of intra-firm orientations, their positive influence on firm growth. Also the orientations that dominate in different industries (Retail/Wholesale, HoReCa, IT) are analyzed. The results of the empirical research of 500 Russian SMEs show that at least three orientations exist in each firm. Knowledge orientation and change orientation have positive effect on firm growth. In addition, different orientations are manifested in firms belonging o different industries. Executive Summary is available at page 42.
    Keywords: intra-firm orientations, firm growth, entrepreneurship, organizational changes, knowledge management, factor analysis,
    Date: 2010

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