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Title: Knowledge management, absorptive capacity and organisational culture: A case study from Chinese SMEs
Authors: Hatzakis, T
Keywords: Absorptive capacity;Knowledge management;Knowledge acquisition;Corporative culture;SMEs
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Citation: International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2(3), 371 - 381, 2008
Abstract: Based on the analysis of an innovative medium sized enterprise from mainland China, this paper investigated the Knowledge Management (KM) issues by focusing on its KM enablers and process. This paper attempts to investigate how Chinese enterprises absorb knowledge from external sources; how they developed culture to facilitate Knowledge Management Processes (KMPs) and what major challenges they raise for the future by looking at the case study of a Chinese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The case study indicates that Chinese enterprises emphasised knowledge acquisition and the capacities of knowledge absorption, application, creation, sharing and integration as vital to sustaining competitive advantage for these firms. Corporative organisational culture also has significant impact on the KM in those enterprises.
Description: Copyright © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below.
ISSN: 1743-8268
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