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    Innovation in the main Brazilian business sectors: characteristics, types and comparison of innovation

    Oliva, Fábio Lotti and Semensato, Bárbara Ilze and Prioste, Daniela Buzzulini and Winandy, Eric Jacques Lucien and Bution, Jefferson Luiz and Couto, Marcelo Henrique Gomes and Bottacin, Marco Antonio and Mac Lennan, Maria Laura Ferranty and Teberga, Pedro Marins Freire and Santos, Ricardo Fernandes and Singh, Sanjay Kumar and da Silva, Sidirley Fabiani and Massaini, Silvye Ane (2019) Innovation in the main Brazilian business sectors: characteristics, types and comparison of innovation. Journal of Knowledge Management, 23 (1). pp. 135-175. ISSN 1367-3270

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    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the innovation process of organizations representing the main sectors of Brazilian economic activity. Design/methodology/approach The literature review focuses on analyzing the innovation process characteristics regarding the innovation types. The authors carried out interviews with executives and managers in charge of innovation at the leading large companies in the respective sectors analyzed. The data analysis of this qualitative research was structured in three steps. The first step is the analysis of data collected for encoding, the second step, the summarization of the common points presented by the companies in each sector and, finally, the interpretation of these data, aided by triangulation from secondary data that support the analysis of the collected primary data. Findings The main contribution of this study is to characterize the innovation process of organizations representing the main sectors of the Brazilian economy, with a classification regarding the sectoral innovation standard. Practical implications The authors’ intent is that the paper can contribute with a comparative analysis among companies of the same sector and, subsequently, among companies of the different surveyed sectors. Thus, the characterization aims to present the companies’ innovation process and the comparative analysis aims to verify the innovation sectoral patterns. In addition, as implications for management practice, some strategies for better knowledge management in the organization are suggested for each type of innovation. Originality/value The main theoretical contribution focuses on the development of a conceptual model that structures the analyzed variables of the constructs “innovation process” and “innovation sectoral patterns”, allowing not only the characterization but also the comparative analysis of the representative organizations present in the sample.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Innovation; Emerging economies; Process innovation; Innovation in main Brazilian business sector; Types of innovation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15993
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    Depositing User: Sanjay Singh
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 13:40
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Knowledge Management
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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