The Importance of Attitude to Knowledge and Innovation for Performance of Manufacturing Enterprises Operating Either Locally or Internationally

Marcin Soniewicki

Abstract

Today knowledge management actions and innovation processes are very specific and complex topics. That is why this publication is focused on small and narrow aspect of these issues – their perception in only one category of entities, which are manufacturing companies. This paper analyzes and compares the attitude to knowledge management and innovation amid manufacturing enterprises operating locally only or internationally. It also checks the influence of various approaches to studied issues on creating mentioned businesses’ competitive advantage. Empirical study, in which 331 companies took part, has shown that enterprises in international process appreciate knowledge management and innovation more than their counterparts operating only on the local markets. Moreover, the research results demonstrated that knowledge and innovation appreciation by managers and employees is important for competitive advantage of every kind of manufacturing enterprises. Nevertheless, it is crucial to remember for those firms involved on foreign markets – the more a company is engaged in international operations the more attention it should pay to its knowledge and innovation processes.
Author Marcin Soniewicki (WGM / KMM)
Marcin Soniewicki,,
- Department of International Marketing
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, ISSN 2232-5107, e-ISSN 2232-5697, (0 pkt)
Issue year2016
Vol5
No1
Pages23-36
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishknowledge, knowledge management, innovation, manufacturing, internationalization, competitive advantage, competitiveness
URL https://www.issbs.si/press/ISSN/2232-5697/5_23-36.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 12-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 12-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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