INNOVATION and KNOWLEDGE CREATION
How are these concepts related?

Research Seminar presented at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
November 12, 2004

Dr. SILVIO POPADIUK

Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business (FCECA)
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Presentation slides may be downloaded here. (1.7 MB)

Joint research published as Innovation and Knowkedge Creation: How are These Concepts Related? Popadiuk, Silvio, and Chun Wei Choo. 2006. International Journal of Information Management 26 (4):302-312.

Abstract

Innovation and knowledge creation -- these two concepts have a strong relationship but this relationship has not been examined systematically. This paper reviews the important theoretical work in both streams of research, highlighting the fundamental similarities and differences. Four major models of innovation are compared, and the distinction between radical and incremental innovation is examined. The nature of organizational knowledge and the process of knowledge creation are presented. We then compare the principal findings of the research on innovation and knowledge creation, and conclude with a new framework that differentiates types of innovation based on a knowledge creation perspective.



Dr Popadiuk was Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Information Studies, July - December 2004.