Knowledge Management, Innovation, and Productivity: A Firm Level Exploration Based on French Manufacturing Cis3 Data

45 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2004 Last revised: 13 Feb 2015

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Elisabeth Kremp

Banque de France; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Jacques Mairesse

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Maastricht University - United Nations and Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

In modern knowledge driven economies, firms are increasingly aware that individual and collective knowledge is a major factor of economic performance. The larger the firms and the stronger their connection with technology intensive industries, the more are they likely to set up knowledge management (KM) policies, such as promoting a culture of information and knowledge sharing (C), motivating employees and executives to remain with the firm (R), forging alliances and partnerships for knowledge acquisition (A), implementing written knowledge management rules (W). The French 1998-2000 Community Innovation Survey (CIS3) has surveyed the use of these four knowledge management policies for a representative sample of manufacturing firms. The micro econometric analysis of the survey tends to confirm that knowledge management indeed contributes significantly to firm innovative performance and to its productivity. The impacts of adoption of the four surveyed KM practices on firm innovative and productivity performance are not completely accounted by firm size, industry, research & development (R&D) efforts or other factors, but persist to a sizeable extent after controlling for all these factors.

Suggested Citation

Kremp, Elisabeth M. and Mairesse, Jacques, Knowledge Management, Innovation, and Productivity: A Firm Level Exploration Based on French Manufacturing Cis3 Data (January 2004). NBER Working Paper No. w10237. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=492350

Elisabeth M. Kremp (Contact Author)

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Jacques Mairesse

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Maastricht University - United Nations and Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

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