• Fabiano Maury Raupp Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina - UDESC
  • Ilse Maria Beuren Universidade Regional de Blumenau – FURB



This article poses to analyse knowledge management at Brazilian incubators, members of the National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises (ANPROTEC). A descriptive, survey like research with a quantitative approach was undertaken. The research population consists of 359 business incubators in Brazil which are part of ANPROTEC, according to a list provided by the mentioned association. A questionnaire of closed questions was sent by e-mail to the coordinators (managers) of these incubators. From the total amount queried, 163 coordinators returned the survey instrument with answers, thus representing 45.40% of the population, which actually constitutes the sample by accessibility. The results of the research indicate that there is a concern in generating, disseminating and, primarily, in sharing knowledge, at the studied incubators. Concepts of knowledge management and the ways these are shared - duly discussed in the theoretical portion of the study - were identified upon conduction of the survey, particularly in as much as the seven dimensions presented by Terra (2001) - which ought to be taken into consideration during the implementation of knowledge management at an organization - is concerned.


Key-words: Knowledge management. Brazilian incubators. ANPROTEC.


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Author Biographies

Fabiano Maury Raupp, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina - UDESC

Doutorando em Administração pela Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brasil

Professor da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brasil

Ilse Maria Beuren, Universidade Regional de Blumenau – FURB

Doutora em Controladoria e Contabilidade pela Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brasil

Professora e coordenadora do Doutorado em Ciências Contábeis e Administração

Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brasil



How to Cite

Raupp, F. M., & Beuren, I. M. (2010). KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AT BRAZILIAN INCUBATORS. Future Studies Research Journal: Trends and Strategies, 2(2), 186–210.