nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2016‒10‒16
four papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Factors Affecting Success of Knowledge Management in Thai Agribusiness Organizations By PIYAPORN CHUCHEEP
  2. Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Ownership, and Innovation: Evidence from China By Lily Fang; Josh Lerner; Chaopeng Wu
  4. A framework for innovative service design By Furrer, Olivier; Sudharshan, Devanathan; Tsiotsou, Rodoula H.; Liu, Ben S.

    Abstract: This research aims to study organizational characteristics and factors that have effects on the success of knowledge management in Thai agribusiness organisations. Questionnaires were used as a data collection instrument and 400 questionnaires were sent to selected agribusiness organizations in Thailand. Descriptive and inferential statistics were conducted for data analysis. The highest number of responders was the organizations with the registered capitals of more than 50 million Baht, operation period of more than 15 years, Thai nationality, and the number of employees of 101-500 persons. Preliminary results from questionnaires indicated that overall opinion on factors affecting the success of knowledge management was at the “High†important level, and the first highest scores on organizational, personal, and knowledge management process factors were technology, motivation, and knowledge application, respectively.Hypothesis tests indicate that differences in organizational characteristics (i.e., registered capitals, operation period, nationality, and the number of employees) affect the success of knowledge management in Thai agribusiness organization differently at a significance level of 0.05. Moreover, organizational, personal and knowledge management process factors have linear relationships with overall success of knowledge management.
    Keywords: Success Factors, Knowledge Management, Agribusiness Organizations
    JEL: M10
  2. By: Lily Fang; Josh Lerner; Chaopeng Wu
    Abstract: Using a difference-in-difference approach, we study how intellectual property right (IPR) protection affects innovation in China in the years around the privatizations of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Innovation increases after SOE privatizations, and this increase is larger in cities with strong IPR protection. Our results support theoretical arguments that IPR protection strengthens firms’ incentives to innovate and that private sector firms are more sensitive to IPR protection than SOEs.
    JEL: G24 J33 L26
    Date: 2016–09
  3. By: Buzard, Kristy (Syracuse); Carlino, Gerald A. (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia); Hunt, Robert M. (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia); Carr, Jake (Ohio State University); Smith, Tony E. (University of Pennsylvania)
    Abstract: We employ a unique data set to examine the spatial clustering of private R&D labs. Instead of using fixed spatial boundaries, we develop a new procedure for identifying the location and size of specific R&D clusters. Thus, we are better able to identify the spatial locations of clusters at various scales, such as a half mile, 1 mile, 5 miles, and more. Assigning patents and citations to these clusters, we capture the geographic extent of knowledge spillovers within them. Our tests show that the localization of knowledge spillovers, as measured via patent citations, is strongest at small spatial scales and diminishes rapidly with distance.
    Keywords: spatial clustering; geographic concentration; R&D labs; localized knowledge spillovers; patent citations
    JEL: O31 R12
    Date: 2016–10–13
  4. By: Furrer, Olivier; Sudharshan, Devanathan; Tsiotsou, Rodoula H.; Liu, Ben S.
    Abstract: Drawing on research from design science, marketing and service science, our paper provides an integrated framework for evaluating and directing innovative service design. The main goal of our review is to highlight the strengths of existing frameworks and to suggest how they can be enhanced in combination with design science principles. Based on our review, we propose a new framework for the design of innovative services that integrates several key paradigmatic approaches and identifies fundamental open research questions. Our approach is unique as it combines three service disciplines, namely services marketing, service science, and design science, and provides a new framework that describes step by step the procedure that needs to be taken and the conditions that need to be met for developing innovative services. We believe that providing such a framework is a valuable addition to the literature.
    Keywords: Service design; Services innovation; Marketing science; Design science; Service–dominant logic; Customer co-creation; Customer co-production
    JEL: M31 O32
    Date: 2016–10–13

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