versión impresa ISSN 0121-5051
GARCIA-MUINA, Fernando E; PELECHANO-BARAHONA, Eva y NAVAS-LOPEZ, José E. The Development of Sustainable Technological Innovations: the Mediating Effect of Complexity in the Biotechnology Sector. Innovar [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.38, pp.95-110. ISSN 0121-5051.
There are no conclusive results in the literature regarding the relationships between knowledge management decisions and the creation of sustainable competitive advantages. The incorporation of the complexity of technological capacities as a mediating and explicative variable of those relationships makes it possible to justify the effect of sources of knowledge and their subsequent codification in sustaining competitive advantages. The results indicate that access to knowledge from internal sources and its subsequent codification are keys to developing technological capacities, whose complex internal structure improves the sustainability of competitive advantages. The evidence obtained does not make it possible to explain the positive and significant effect of the balanced use of internal and external sources and is justified through the structure of complexity for which both types of sources are responsable.
Palabras clave : knowledge management; knowledge codification; sources of knowledge; sustainable competitive advantages; technological capacities; complexity.