Artículos de revistas
Information-dependent processes in incubated and graduated technology-based companies: a comparative case study
PERSPECTIVAS EM CIENCIA DA INFORMACAO, BELO HORIZONTE MG, v. 17, n. 3, pp. 67-81, JUL-SEP, 2012
Vick, Thais Elaine
Nagano, Marcelo Seido
Nowadays, competitiveness introduces new behaviors and leads companies to a discomforting situation and often to non adaptation to environmental requirements. A growing number of challenges associated with control of information in organizations with engineering activities can be seen, particularly, the growing amount of information subject to continuous changes. The innovative performance of an organization is directly proportional to its ability to manage information. Thus, the importance of information management is recognized by the search for more competent ways to face current demands. The purpose of this article was to analyze informationdependent processes in technology-based companies, through the four major stages of information management. The comparative method of cases and qualitative research were used. The research was conducted in nine technology-based companies which were incubated or recently went through the incubating process at the Technological Park of Sao Carlos, in the state of Sao Paulo. Among the main results, it was found that in graduated companies information management and its procedures were identified as more conscious and structured in contrast to those of the incubated companies.