A Technology-Focused Framework for Integrating Knowledge Management into Strategic Innovation Management

A Technology-Focused Framework for Integrating Knowledge Management into Strategic Innovation Management

Marc Henselewski (Deloitte Consulting GmbH, Germany), Stefan Smolnik (European Business School, Germany) and Gerold Riempp (European Business School, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-677-8.ch030
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Abstract

Today’s business environment is characterized by highly transparent markets and global competition. Technology life cycles are decreasing due to the fast pace at which development of new technologies is progressing. To compete in this environment, it is necessary to identify upcoming innovations and trends as early as possible to decrease uncertainty, implement technology leadership, and create competitive advantage. In a parallel development, the amount of information available is already vast and increasing daily. As a result of these developments, strategic innovation management has become increasingly challenging. The goal of our chapter is to investigate to what extent knowledge management technologies support and improve strategic innovation management to face the aforementioned problems successfully. Consequently, we will develop a characterization scheme which works as a framework for the subsequent evaluation of knowledge management technologies and apply this to a real-world case.

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