The role of top management in using knowledge management as a tool for Innovation - A System Dynamics perspective

Vasanth Kamath, Lewlyn L.R. Rodrigues, Pradeep Desai

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Abstract

Innovation is the result of a complex dynamic process by which today's organizations delight their customers by delivering more non-monetary value with a high level of operational effectiveness. Various literatures surrounding this theory conclude Knowledge Management as the prime driver of Innovation for all firms. The firm's ability to embrace KM and hence encourage individual learning and innovative thinking is determined by a certain degree of support by the top management. This paper attempts to present a System Dynamics perspective to demonstrate the role of top management support in leveraging Knowledge Management (KM) as a tool for Innovation. The results reveal that the top management initiative is very essential in using KM as a strategic tool for innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
Pages759-762
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 14-11-2011
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 06-07-201108-07-2011

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period06-07-1108-07-11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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Kamath, V., Rodrigues, L. L. R., & Desai, P. (2011). The role of top management in using knowledge management as a tool for Innovation - A System Dynamics perspective. In Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011 (Vol. 1, pp. 759-762)