Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more important today than in the past, due to their capabilities of creating jobs and boosting the economy. SMEs need continual innovation to survive in a competitive market and to continue growth. But SMEs suffer from the lack of information to generate innovative ideas. The objectives of this study are to suggest a new method to recommend promising technologies to SMEs that need "knowledge arbitrage" and to help SMEs come up with ideas on new R&D. To this end, this study used three analytic techniques: co-word analysis, collaborative filtering, and regression analysis. The suggested method is tested to assure its usefulness by the real case of knowledge arbitrage from LCD to Solar cell. The main contribution of this study is that it is the first to suggest the new method using recommendation algorithm (collaborative filtering) for SMEs' knowledge arbitrage.
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Acknowledgments This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant (2012R1A2A2A01014729) and the Converging Research Center Program grant through the NRF(2012M3C4A7033341) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
- Co-word analysis
- Collaborative filtering
- Emerging technology
- Knowledge arbitrage
- Promising technology
- Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Social Sciences
- Computer Science Applications
- Library and Information Sciences