Knowledge management as the basis of sustained high performance

William C. Bogner, Pratima Bansal

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By deconstructing some of the key elements of the resource-based view and the knowledge-based view of the firm, we suggest that there are three components to knowledge management systems that influence firm performance: the firm's ability to produce new knowledge, its ability to build on that knowledge, and its effectiveness in capturing a high proportion of the subsequent spin-offs. Using regression analysis to analyse data from 30,022 patent records from 42 firms, we find that a firm's growth rate is positively associated with its ability to generate rare and valuable knowledge, and to build on that knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-188
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Management Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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