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Preserving prerequisites for innovation: Employee-related knowledge protection and organizational trust
(Emerald Publishing, 2016-10-03)
The purpose of this paper is to study how the motivation in firms to safeguard the prerequisites of innovation relates to the strength of the employee-related protection mechanisms that deal with knowledge leaking and ...
Reasons for choosing mechanisms to protect knowledge and innovations
Purpose - Prior research has confirmed the usefulness of both formal and informal protection mechanisms for governing knowledge flows. However, there is lack of research on the motivation and needs driving firms in their ...
Perceptions of employee knowledge-risks in multinational, multilevel R&D organizations – Managing knowledge leaking and leaving
(World Scientific Publishing, 2015-05-22)
Maintaining innovation potential means that ideas, and the people generating those ideas, should be at the firms disposal. Furthermore, the firm should be able to capture value from people's ideas. Losing these people ...
Coping with rivals’ absorptive capacity in innovation activities
Two factors jointly determine the likelihood of a firm′s competitors obtaining information on its intangible assets and using it to damage the firm′s innovation performance. Those factors are the absorptive capacity of the ...
Proactive HRM for reducing knowledge risks – Evaluating commitment and trustworthiness
(World Scientific Publishing, 2015-12-02)
Although the first look might suggest otherwise, knowledge protection is a complex phenomenon that does not lend itself to easy classification. Discussion easily turns to intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patents ...