Knowledge Networks for Business Growth

  • Georg von Krogh
  • Andrea Back
  • Ellen Enkel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ellen Enkel, Andrea Back, Georg von Krogh
    Pages 1-31
  3. Grzegorz Gurgul, Ellen Enkel, Kordula Schulte, Carl-Heinrich Kruse
    Pages 33-57
  4. Grzegorz Gurgul, Ellen Enkel, Maria Rumyantseva, Claudia Ulrich
    Pages 59-76
  5. Maria Rumyantseva, Ellen Enkel, Anita Pos
    Pages 77-97
  6. Ellen Enkel, Grzegorz Gurgul, Maria Rumyantseva
    Pages 99-163
  7. Ellen Enkel, Maria Rumyantseva, Grzegorz Gurgul
    Pages 165-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 211-228

About this book


Companies are constantly searching for new ways of creating higher profit and a larger market share. Growth seems to be the most appropriate tactic for surviving economically in difficult times. New instruments and methods as a support to a company’s growth strategy can be essential in gaining a competitive advantage. Knowledge management is one of the answers to this challenge. It can support strategic goals such as the improvement of efficiency, the minimization of risk and an increase in innovation, but also has inherent potentials which have not been leveraged yet.

The first part of the book contains three case studis which illustrate the idea of knowledge networks for growth. The step-by-step methodology of the second part shows the reader how to build up and maintain these networks . The templates in the last part of the book ease the adaptation of networks for the reader's own company or his or her specific business needs.


Customer Integration Innovation Knowledge Networks Mergers and Acquisitions Methodology and Concept business knowledge management management networks strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Georg von Krogh
    • 1
  • Andrea Back
    • 2
  • Ellen Enkel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Management, Technology, and EconomicsSwitzerland
  2. 2.IWI-HSG - Institute of Information ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.ITEM-HSG - Institute of Technology ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin · Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33072-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33073-8
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