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Knowledge Management, Knowledge Creation, and Open Innovation in Icelandic SMEs

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Grimsdottir, Elsa
dc.contributor.author Edvardsson, Ingi Runar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-21T16:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-21T16:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation Grimsdottir, E., & Edvardsson, I. R. (2018). Knowledge Management, Knowledge Creation, and Open Innovation in Icelandic SMEs. SAGE Open, 8(4), 2158244018807320. doi:10.1177/2158244018807320
dc.identifier.issn 2158-2440
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1227
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to present findings on knowledge management (KM) and knowledge creation, as well as open innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Iceland. Two SME company case studies are presented in the form of a case study involving semistructured interviews with managers and selected employees and in-field observation. Company Alpha is a software company, whereas Company Beta is a family company which produces drinks and snacks. Knowledge creation and innovation is a learning process in both companies. The two companies show very different open-innovation models in practice. The findings regarding the two companies are in accordance with the arguments of Chiaroni et al., where they state that high-tech companies tend to prefer inside-out strategies of open innovation, whereas low-tech companies prefer outside-in strategies. Company Alpha relates to customers late in the process, whereas Company Beta relies on knowledge from customers and suppliers and for new knowledge early on in the process.
dc.description.sponsorship The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: One of the author received a doctoral scholarship from University of Iceland to conduct the research.
dc.format.extent 215824401880732
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sage Open;8(4)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Knowledge
dc.subject Knowledge creation
dc.subject Open innovation
dc.subject SMEs
dc.subject Case studies
dc.subject Iceland
dc.subject Þekking
dc.subject Þekkingarstjórnun
dc.subject Nýsköpun í atvinnulífi
dc.subject Tilviksrannsóknir
dc.title Knowledge Management, Knowledge Creation, and Open Innovation in Icelandic SMEs
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Sage Open
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2158244018807320
dc.contributor.department Viðskiptafræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Business Administration (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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