The role of KIBS in knowledge commercialisation

Kari Laine

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In this paper the role of technology based knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) in commercialisation of knowledge is examined. The paper is written from the point of view of innovation management and the paper is based on a broad conception of innovation. In this conception innovations are embedded in social activities, there are many kind of innovations besides radical technological innovations, innovation is closely linked to learning, tacit knowledge has an important role in innovation, innovation is a complex process, innovation diffusion is important in addition to innovation creation, and innovation is a collective undertaking and networks are essential for it. A case study of a technology based KIBS firm started in 1997 in the incubator of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is used to bring the theory to practice. The development path of the firm is described as a process and the links to the above factors will be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference and Doctoral Workshop 2006
EditorsGloria Rossini
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789081078412
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006
Abbreviated titleHTSF


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