Carmen Guzmán-Alfonso, María de la O Barroso-González and Joaquín Guzmán-Cuevas
José Carlos Márquez-López, Carmen Guzmán and Francisco Liñán
The relationship between knowledge management and innovation level in Mexican SMEs: empirical evidence
Institutions, Behaviors and Outcomes
Gonzalo Maldonado Guzman, Maria del Carmen Martinez Serna and Domingo García-Pérez-de-Lema
This chapter investigates the transformation of the current society from an industry-based economy to a knowledge-management and innovation-based economy. They show that it changes the design and implementation of business strategies and the nature of the competition among organizations which are mainly small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). Using data from a sample of 125 Mexican manufacturing SMEs, the authors find that knowledge management has a positive impact in products, process and management systems innovation.