Knowledge based types of innovation
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[German title: Wissensbasierte Innovationsarten]

Innovation and knowledge creation: How are these concepts related?
Silvio Popadiuk and Chun Wei Choo
International Journal of Information Management
Volume 26, Issue 4 , August 2006, Pages 302-312

Abstract: Innovation and knowledge creation—these two concepts have a strong relationship but this relationship has not been examined systematically. This paper reviews the important theoretical work in both streams of research, highlighting the fundamental similarities and differences. Four major models of innovation are compared, and the distinction between radical and incremental innovation is examined. The nature of organizational knowledge and the process of knowledge creation are presented. We then compare the principal findings of the research on innovation and knowledge creation, and conclude with a new framework that differentiates types of innovation based on a knowledge creation perspective.

Keywords: Radical innovation; Incremental innovation; Knowledge management; Knowledge creation

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