Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 1413-9936
VICK, Thais Elaine and NAGANO, Marcelo Seido. Information-dependent processes in incubated and graduated technology-based companies: a comparative case study. Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp. 67-81. ISSN 1413-9936. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-99362012000300006.
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 information-dependent 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 São Carlos, in the state of São 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.
Keywords : Information Management Process; Technology-based Companies.