Knowledge management processes and intellectual property management processes: an integrated conceptual framework

Main Article Content

Monica Henao-Calad
Paula Rivera Montoya
Beatriz Uribe Ochoa


Knowledge Management, Intellectual Property Management, Protected Knowledge, Unprotected, Knowledge, Process Framework


Intellectual property management, knowledge management are disciplines that have been treated independently, both in academia and in the organizational field. Through the legal discipline of intellectual property, the former manages intangible assets that are eligible for protection (copyright, patents and trademarks, among others) leaving aside those assets that cannot be realized in any way. The latter is devoted to the processes of knowledge management in general, namely, the knowledge of the processes, people, documents, etc. without any special status for protected knowledge. This article is the result of an exploratory research that has focused on the description of the design of a conceptual framework that integrates knowledge management processes and intellectual property processes, addressing both protected and unprotected knowledge. This research was carried out in two phases: a relationship with the documentary revision and the other with the definition and design of the proposed framework.


Download data is not yet available.
Abstract 541 | PDF Downloads 1546


Agostini, L., Nosella, A., Lazzarotti, V., Manzini, R., Pellegrini, L. (2017). Introduction to the Special Issue on Intellectual Property Management: an internal and external perspective. Management Decision, 55 (6): 1082-1086. Retrieved from MD-05-2017-0501

Al-Aali, A. Y., & Teece, D. J. (2013). Towards the (strategic) management of intellectual property. California Management Review, 55 (4): 15–30.

Bañegil, T. M., & Sanguino, R. (2007). Intangible measurement guidelines: a comparative study in Europe. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 8(2): 192-20.

Bican, P., Guderian, C., Ringbeck, R. [ca] (2017). Managing knowledge in open innovation processes: an intellectual property perspective. Journal of Knowledge Management. Retrieved from

Bontis, N. (1996). Intellectual capital: an exploration study that develops measures and frameworks. Management Decision, 36(2): 63-76.

Bueno E. & Azua S. (1998). Medición del capital intelectual: modelo Intelect, Eurofoum, Madrid. Retrieved from

Bueno, E., Salmador, M. P. & Merino, C. (2008). Génesis, concepto y desarrollo del capital intelectual en la economía del conocimiento: una reflexión sobre el framework Intellectus y sus aplicaciones. Estudios de Economía Aplicada, 26(2): 43-64.

Cammarano, A., Caputo, M., Lamberti, E., & Michelino, F. (2017). Open innovation and intellectual property A knowledge-based approach. Management Decision, 55 (6). Retrieved from

Capaldo, A., Lavie, D., & Messeni, A. (2017). Knowledge Maturity and the Scientific Value of Innovations: The Roles of Knowledge Distance and Adoption. Journal of Management, 43 (2): 503-533.

Conley, J. Bican, P. & Holger, E. (2013). Value articulation: a framework for the strategic management of intellectual Property. California Management Review, 55(4): 103-120.

Davenport, T., & Prusak, L. (1998). Working knowledge: how organizations manage what they know. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Davenport, T. & Völpel, S. (2001). The rise of knowledge towards attention management. Journal of Knowledge Management, 5(3): 212-221.

Dias, R. & Casas, J. (2017). Knowledge management and intellectual capital in networks of small- and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 18 (3): 667-692.

European Committee for Standardization, CEN. (2004). European guide to good practice in knowledge management. Part 1. Knowledge management framework. Retrieved from Guide to good practice in KM Part 1.pdf

Fisher, III, W., & Oberholzer-Gee, F. (2013). Strategic management of intellectual property: an integrated approach. California Management Review, 55(4): 157-183.

Galvis-Lista, E., Sánchez-Torres, J.M. & González-Zabala, M.P. (2015). Hacia un framework de referencia de procesos de gestión del conocimiento para organizaciones desarrolladoras de software: validación por expertos. AD-minister, No. 26.

Galvis-Lista, E. (2015). Framework de Referencia de Procesos de Gestión de Conocimiento para Organizaciones Desarrolladoras de Software de Colombia. Tesis de doctorado, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. 

Gupta, J. N. D., Sharma, S. K., & Hsu, J. (2004). An overview of knowledge management, in Gupta, J. N. D., & Sharma, S. K. (Eds.). Creating knowledge based organizations. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Hanel, P. (2006). Intellectual property rights business management practices: a survey of the literature. Technovation, 26: 895-931.

Housel, T., & Bell, A. (2001). Measuring and managing knowledge. Nueva York: McGraw-Hill.

Kalanje, C. (2004). Aprovechar al máximo el sistema de propiedad intelectual: algo más que el “derecho a excluir”. Retrieved from

Knowledge for Development Partnership. (2017). Agenda Knowledge for Development; Strengthening Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Vienna, Austria

Kucza, T. (2001). Knowledge management process framework. Retrieved from

Liebowitz, J. (Ed.) (1999). Knowledge management handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Loiola, E., & Mascarenhas, T. (2013). Gestão de ativos de propriedade intelectual: um estudo sobre as práticas da Braskem S. A. RAC - Revista de Administração Contemporânea, 17(1): 42-63.

Luna, K., & Solleiro, L. J. (2007). La gestión de la propiedad intelectual en centro de investigación mexicanos: el caso del Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2: 157-169.

Malhotra, Y. (1998). Knowledge management for the new world of business. Retrieved from http://www.

Narváez, G., & Guerrero, C. (2013). La gestión de la propiedad intelectual en las pymes de base tecnológica. Revista Global de Negocios, 1(1): 27-37.

Nonaka, I. (1994). A dynamic theory of organizational knowledge creation. Organization Science, 5(1): 14-37.

Nonaka, I., & Takeuchi, I. (1993). La organización creadora de conocimiento. Mexico: Oxford University Press.

Paasi, J., Luoma, T., & Valkokari, K. (2010). Knowledge and intellectual property management in customer-supplier relationships. International Journal of Innovation Management, 14(4): 629-654.

Polanyi, M. (1958). Personal knowledge. Towards a post-critical philosophy. Chicago: The University Chicago Press.

Sagarduy J. L. (2008). Competir con una gestión avanzada de la propiedad industrial. Madri+d. Análisis Madri+d. Retrieved from

Spruson & Ferguson. (2007). Intellectual property management: a practical guide for the electrical and electronics related industries. Canberra: AAEMA and Spruson & Ferguson.

Supyuenyong, V., & Swierczek, F. (2011). Knowledge management process and organizational performance in SME. International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), 7(2): 1-21.

Sveiby, K. (1997). The new organizational wealth. New York: Berret-Koehler.

Wiig, K. M. (1993). Knowledge Management Foundations – Thinking about Thinking – How People and Organizations Create, Represent and Use Knowledge. Arlington, TX: Schema Press.

Wiig, K. M. (1995). Knowledge flows, knowledge management methods: practical approaches to managing knowledge. Arlington, TX: Schema Press.

Wiig, K. M. (2008). Knowledge management for the competent enterprise. Business Intelligence, 8(10). Cutter Consortium.

Yu-Yuan Hung, R., Ya-Hui Lien, B. & McLean, G. (2009). Knowledge Management Initiatives, Organizational Process Alignment, Social Capital, and Dynamic Capabilities. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(3): 320-333.