Innovative capacity dynamics: KIBS dimensions

  • Ronnie J-Figueiredo Fluminense Federal University – Latec – PhD in Sustainable Management Systems – Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
  • João J. Ferreira Beira Interior University – Economics Department and Management & NACE – Research Unit in Business Sciences - Covilhã – Portugal
  • Gilson Lima Fluminense Federal University – Latec – Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
  • Júlio Vieira Neto Fluminense Federal University – Latec – Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
Keywords: KIBS, innovative capacity, knowledge creation, knowledge transfer, innovation

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to explain how the elements of a conceptual model based on KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) can be applied in an integrated way to assess the innovative capacity of firms in the service sector. The building of the model is based on a bibliometric analysis of the central theme KIBS, in the databases Scopus and ISI Web of Knowledge (Web of Science). We propose a conceptual model, which brings together several dimensions that have not yet been tested in economic sectors. These dimensions are: KIBS, knowledge creation, knowledge transfer, innovation and innovative capacity. The research presents interesting features from the scientific papers analyzed, highlighting gaps that gave origin to the proposed model.

Author Biographies

Ronnie J-Figueiredo, Fluminense Federal University – Latec – PhD in Sustainable Management Systems – Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
 Latec – UFF - Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
João J. Ferreira, Beira Interior University – Economics Department and Management & NACE – Research Unit in Business Sciences - Covilhã – Portugal
Economics Department and Management & NACE – Research Unit in Business Sciences 
Gilson Lima, Fluminense Federal University – Latec – Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
Federal Fluminense University – Latec 
Júlio Vieira Neto, Fluminense Federal University – Latec – Rio de Janeiro, Niterói - Brasil
Federal Fluminense University – Latec 
Published
2017-12-08
How to Cite
J-Figueiredo, R., J. Ferreira, J., Lima, G., & Vieira Neto, J. (2017). Innovative capacity dynamics: KIBS dimensions. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 14(4), 438-445. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2017.v14.n4.a1