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Jokela, H., Niinikoski, E., Muhos, M. (2015) Knowledge dynamics and innovation: case studies in a sparsely populated area. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 17 (2), 234. doi:10.1504/IJIL.2015.067410

Knowledge dynamics and innovation : case studies in a sparsely populated area

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Author: Jokela , Harri1; Niinikoski, Eija-Riitta1; Muhos, Matti1
Organizations: 1Entrepreneurship Research Group, Oulu Southern Institute, University of Oulu, Pajatie 5, FI-85500 Nivala, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2015
Publish Date: 2017-10-02


This study describes the sources of essential knowledge and analyses the knowledge dynamics in innovation cases of four micro-sized companies. This study seeks to answer the following questions: What are the sources of essential knowledge for the cases selected? What kind of knowledge is required, and what phases can be identified? What kind of features of knowledge anchoring can be identified in the innovation processes? This study will serve as an interesting benchmarking object for public business services. The findings suggest that public actors should pay more attention to the case-specific needs of innovative micro-sized companies while developing their services.

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Series: International journal of innovation and learning
ISSN: 1471-8197
ISSN-E: 1741-8089
ISSN-L: 1471-8197
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Pages: 234 - 253
DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2015.067410
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.