The Knowledge Value Chain

  • Thomas Andersson
  • Martin G. Curley
  • Piero Formica
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


The sustained phase of transition to economies characterized by considerable, and sometimes revolutionary, advances in science, technology, and related industries, coupled with subsequent profound changes in economy and society, has increased the importance of the knowledge-intensive phases of production for value creation. As enterprises become more reliant on technology, they will become more dependent on knowledge.

Accordingly, policy makers in a growing number of countries have become increasingly concerned with the management of the entire knowledge chain: from creation to transfer (i.e., the diffusion, conversion, and entrepreneurial exploitation of scientific and technological knowledge). The knowledge chain also has profound implications for higher education institutions and business schools, which, to be successful, need to help companies create knowledge and become part of knowledge streams.


Knowledge Transfer Tacit Knowledge Knowledge Creation Collective Intelligence Soft Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Andersson
    • 1
  • Martin G. Curley
    • 2
  • Piero Formica
    • 3
  1. 1.Jönköping Int. Business School, Jönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Intel Corporation and National University of IrelandMaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Jönköping University International Entrepreneurship AcademyBolognaItaly

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