An empirical investigation of firm public and private knowledge Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractMany studies examine firm private knowledge, but purport to be generalizable to the totality of firm knowledge, both public and private. This study demonstrates that public and private firm knowledge are empirically separable constructs that have significant and yet different influences on innovative outcomes. The example of product development effectiveness within this study shows that both public and private knowledge are significantly related to product development quality; however, public knowledge is negatively related to quality lapses while private knowledge is positively related to quality lapses. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

publication date

  • May 1, 2002

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 15, 2014 9:51 AM

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  • Matusik SF

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0143-2095

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0266

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 457

end page

  • 467


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