Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27742
Authors: 
Cantner, Uwe
Joel, Kristin
Schmidt, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2009,16
Abstract: 
The aim of this paper is to analyse the effects of knowledge management on the innovation success of firms in Germany. Using a matching procedure on data from the German Innovation Survey of 2003 (Mannheim Innovation Panel), we pair firms applying knowledge management with twin firms with similar characteristics not applying knowledge management. Our focus is on investigating the effects of knowledge management techniques on the economic success of firms with product and process innovations. The results of our matching analysis reveal that firms which apply knowledge management perform better in terms of higher-than-average shares of turnover with innovative products compared to their twins. We do not find a significant effect of knowledge management on the share of cost reductions with process innovation.
Subjects: 
knowledge management
innovation
matching estimator
JEL: 
O32
L23
L25
M11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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