KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AT BRAZILIAN INCUBATORS

Fabiano Maury Raupp, Ilse Maria Beuren

Abstract


This article poses to analyse knowledge management at Brazilian incubators, members of the National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises (ANPROTEC). A descriptive, survey like research with a quantitative approach was undertaken. The research population consists of 359 business incubators in Brazil which are part of ANPROTEC, according to a list provided by the mentioned association. A questionnaire of closed questions was sent by e-mail to the coordinators (managers) of these incubators. From the total amount queried, 163 coordinators returned the survey instrument with answers, thus representing 45.40% of the population, which actually constitutes the sample by accessibility. The results of the research indicate that there is a concern in generating, disseminating and, primarily, in sharing knowledge, at the studied incubators. Concepts of knowledge management and the ways these are shared - duly discussed in the theoretical portion of the study - were identified upon conduction of the survey, particularly in as much as the seven dimensions presented by Terra (2001) - which ought to be taken into consideration during the implementation of knowledge management at an organization - is concerned.

 

Key-words: Knowledge management. Brazilian incubators. ANPROTEC.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.24023/FutureJournal/2175-5825/2010.v2i2.61

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