Actions for Knowledge Integration capability in Building an Innovative Enterprise: Organizational Perspective
Keywords:management, knowledge management, knowledge integration capability, innovation, competitiveness
The functioning of modern organizations requires not only the constant collection of information and its analysis, but also adaptation to changing business requirements. Enterprise owners and managers must indicate which directions of development are important for business maintenance, its development or adaptation to changes in the environment. Achieving and maintaining a business competitive advantage depends on the implementation of innovation in individual entities, use of modern technologies, including advanced IT solutions and the construction of processes and knowledge resources focused on the market environment. Knowledge is perceived as the crucial source to gain a competitive advantage, and knowledge management becomes an important element of the entire process of managing an organization. KI or the ability to collect and process specific information resources of an organization is also crucial for business innovation. KI is difficult to achieve, however, it is the basis for competitive abilities of companies. The aim of the article is to identify the capability to integrate knowledge influencing the innovativeness of enterprises. The review of the current subject literature focuses on the analysis of capability in the knowledge integration based on international experience. The article is based on the results of research conducted at the turn of 2021 and 2022 on a group of 355 enterprises operating in Central Europe, where the business innovation level is quite low. Therefore, an attempt was made to set recommendations for activities for knowledge integration for enterprises intending to increase innovation. The analysis of the practical knowledge integration capability is based on statistical analyses allowing for indicating the correlation and dependence between the studied variables. The empirical research using the proposed research tool was the basis for building a knowledge integration model in terms of enterprise innovation. The analysis showed that selected knowledge integration capability positively correlates with the level of enterprise innovativeness.
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