The significance of knowledge management, innovation on firm performance in the Indian manufacturing sectors

An empirical analysis

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

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Abstract

This paper investigates the influence of knowledge management (KM) enablers viz. knowledge enabled culture, structure, technology and human resources, on KM effectiveness, R&D innovation, and the firm performance specific to the Indian manufacturing sectors. India has often been hailed as the biggest manufacturing hub after China, but in terms of innovation, the Indian manufacturer has not been able to make a global presence. Hence, a study is essential to analyse the capabilities of KM and innovation on firm performance specific to Indian manufacturing. Findings revealed that the KM enablers had a significant influence on KM effectiveness, R&D innovation, and firm performance. Further, it divulged that firms should manage knowledge-based resources strategically and assess whether it has an effective KM in place for superior innovation and R&D leading to profitability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-191
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Business Excellence
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Management innovation
Empirical analysis
Manufacturing sector
Knowledge management
Firm performance
Innovation
Management effectiveness
Enablers
Manufacturing
Profitability
Knowledge-based
China
Innovation performance
India
Human resources
Hub
Knowledge innovation
Resources

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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