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The impact of IT-based knowledge management systems on internal venturing and innovation: a structural equation modeling approach to corporate performance

Manlio Del Giudice (University of Rome “Link Campus”, Rome, Italy)
Maria Rosaria Della Peruta (Department of Economics, Second University of Naples, Capua, Italy)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 9 May 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived importance of information technology (IT) as a core factor enabling innovation in knowledge management (KM). The aim is to propose an approach for using the IT tools for KM involved in the design of effective learning applications to help the firms to guide internal venturing development.

Design/methodology/approach

The research design at the base of the present research has provided a survey which was conducted on a sample consisting of 187 different companies located in the Italian provinces of Naples and Caserta, from the segments of the electronics, the computer and network systems, the software (SW) development, aimed at deepening connections and influences of the use of IT-based knowledge management system (KMS). Structural equation modeling technique has been performed to get results.

Findings

Consistent with what has been observed in previous studies (Del Giudice and Straub, 2011), the empirical analysis developed has confirmed that 72 per cent of companies surveyed has defined themselves much agree on the ability of KMS for supporting complex phenomena such as internal venturing: both encouraging the individual to become “intrapreneur”; and helping the employee to improve their performances within business processes in which they are likely to be involved.

Originality/value

This paper reviews key research literature issues on IT revolution for KM. With the growth of new and exciting IT opportunities, however, comes the daunting opportunity to experiment interoperable, easy to use, engaging and accessible IT applications that communicate the right information needed to reconfigure innovative mechanisms for entrepreneurism and organizational performance.

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Citation

Del Giudice, M. and Della Peruta, M.R. (2016), "The impact of IT-based knowledge management systems on internal venturing and innovation: a structural equation modeling approach to corporate performance", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 20 No. 3, pp. 484-498. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-07-2015-0257

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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