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Practices in Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Firms [chapter]

Raul Poler Escoto, Angel Ortiz Bas, Guillermina Tormo Carbó, David Gutierrez Vañó
2003 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
These changes become even more pronounced in the small and medium enterprises and are even less likely to met by theses organisations, due to their specific nature.  ...  Changing market environments and increased competition require significant changes in the way of working in all industrial enterprises.  ...  competence, -Functions such as R & D cannot be carried out efficiently inside the firm, -Outsourcing is common practice in the industry and the resulting attitude between firms usually is local competitiveness  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35621-1_22 fatcat:diol3oupzzevhcewgxckvea2oa

Recruitment Practices in Small and Medium Size Enterprises. An Empirical Study among Knowledge-intensive Professional Service Firms

Thomas Behrends
2007 Management Revue  
The lesser degree of institutionalization and formalization of HR-practices in small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) usually leads to them being attested a severe "(HR-)Management Deficit".  ...  As a consequence, the highly differentiated HRM-systems of larger organizations are seen as the "desirable ideal" for small and medium-size enterprises as well.  ...  This consideration gains even further importance when looking at small and medium-size professional service firms (PSFs).  ... 
doi:10.5771/0935-9915-2007-1-55 fatcat:cokn222umbhoxfy2tstvs7w2cm


Peter Stephen
2022 European Journal of Information and Knowledge Management  
The general objective of this study was to investigate the influence of knowledge management practices on the performance of small and medium enterprises in Kisumu City County.  ...  Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: The study recommends that SMEs in Kisumu County should adopt knowledge management strategy in running their business so that they can gain improved performance  ...  of knowledge management strategy on the performance of small and medium enterprises in Kisumu County, Kenya.  ... 
doi:10.47941/ejikm.854 fatcat:nrnkarte5fcfhjfvqk42tpwctu

Impact of Size of the Manufacturing Firms on Knowledge Management Practices: An Empirical Analysis

S.D. Uma Mageswari, Chitra Sivasubramanian, T.N. Srikantha Dath
2015 Jurnal Pengurusan  
Knowledge and knowledge management result in manufacturing excellence by improving productivity and flexibility of the organizations' operations.  ...  This study has identified four fundamental knowledge management processes from the literature, namely knowledge acquisition, knowledge creation, knowledge storage and knowledge sharing that contribute  ...  Table 6 presents knowledge creation (KC) practices. Figure 2 shows the mean values for KC in small, medium and large firms.  ... 
doi:10.17576/pengurusan-2015-45-02 fatcat:mn6t5yvqfrezpbrcpxwqbv75iq

Effect Of Knowledge Management Practices On Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Performance In Migori County

Oyoo Maurice Ochieng, Richard Nyangosi
2017 Zenodo  
The objective of the study was to find out the effect of organizational learning, knowledge sharing, and knowledge acquisition on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise performance in Migori County, Kenya.  ...  In the last decade the role of knowledge management practices in business organizations has been emphasized by practioners, academics and entrepreneurs.  ...  Introduction In the last decade the role of knowledge management practices in firms has been highlighted by practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1466566 fatcat:qe4724ai2bfs7ieg2phrdpjhpu

Building Capabilities for Alliance Portfolios

Koen H. Heimeriks, Elko Klijn, Jeffrey J. Reuer
2009 Long range planning  
) and third party (e.g. consultant, mediators) solutions help firms transition successfully between small, medium, and large alliance portfolios, and to what extent they are associated with alliance success  ...  Our results reveal whether and when functional and staffing (e.g. alliance manager, alliance department), tool-based (e.g. intranet, codification of best practices), training (e.g. in-house, external training  ...  They have also benefited greatly from the help of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and insightful comments of the executives of various firms for their contributions to the interviews  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2008.10.005 fatcat:vshlap63vvf3bmrtmndvlwjkta

The Effect of External Knowledge Sources on Organizational Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in Germany

Shoaib Abdul Basit
2021 Business Systems Research  
Conclusions: External knowledge sources are more important for small firms compared to medium firms, and those small firms are more likely to use various sets of external knowledge.  ...  ) compared to medium-sized firms (customers in the private sector and industry associations).  ...  External source of knowledge could stimulate the adoption of new management practices in small and medium enterprise.  ... 
doi:10.2478/bsrj-2021-0005 fatcat:wwet77yvhfaxtgcratjhhkgd24

Innovation in construction firms of different sizes: drivers and strategies

Xianhai Meng, Andrew Brown
2018 Engineering Construction and Architectural Management  
On the other hand, client organizations, design firms and management consultants are not included in this research.  ...  To bridge the knowledge gap about how firm size affects innovation in construction, this research explores firm-level innovation through an empirical investigation and compares innovation in construction  ...  In this research, there are three potential innovation strategies in relation to knowledge and knowledge management: knowledge exchange and sharing throughout the firm, knowledge exchange and sharing between  ... 
doi:10.1108/ecam-04-2017-0067 fatcat:fk2wmhufn5en3clcl3bazxs3lm

Managing human resources in small organizations: What do we know?

Melissa S Cardon, Christopher E Stevens
2004 Human Resource Management Review  
While much of our knowledge concerning traditional HR topics (e.g., recruiting, compensation, or performance management) in large firms may also apply in small or emerging organizations, evidence suggests  ...  ) affect small and emerging firms, and how the HR decisions made during the formative stages of firm development impact the firm's long-term goals.  ...  A previous version of this paper was presented at the 2003 Academy of Management Meetings.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2004.06.001 fatcat:p4qcr5musfdxxoirq2rwpzvyny


I. P. W. Sirinaga, Ali Khatibi, S. M. Ferdeous Azam
2019 Zenodo  
The main purpose of the study is to see whether three is a relationship between knowledge development (KD) and knowledge retention (KR) on the performance of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) and  ...  The findings further reveal that apparel SMEs are practicing KD and KR strategies at the work place at average level.  ...  owners of SMEs to effectively retain and develop the knowledge assets in the firms through effective knowledge management practices without drain.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3594983 fatcat:nznb3dqtprd5fideg4owu7jldu

Social and Environmental Responsibility in Small and Medium Enterprises in Latin America

Antonio Vives
2006 Journal of Corporate Citizenship  
not different for small and medium-sized firms.  ...  Only one in five of the medium-sized firms and one in ten of the small firms reported high involvement.  ... 
doi:10.9774/gleaf.4700.2006.sp.00006 fatcat:ajkmixhv5jhfvdsmikkz7kcfli

Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management and Open Innovation Diplomacy: The Conceptual Understanding of Knowledge and Innovation [chapter]

Manlio Del Giudice, Elias G. Carayannis, Maria Rosaria Della Peruta
2011 Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management  
The main findings show that, different levels of openness in innovation, demand firm-specific mechanism for KI. Also, openness increases complexity in management.  ...  The understanding of how firms select their knowledge for appropriation and differentiation is also considered.  ...  A huge technological gap has been seen in the study between large (medium) and small firms, corresponding to the categories of cosmetics 1 and 2.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-2089-7_11 fatcat:pgs22ds5q5hwrkj7kwgezflsh4

Capturing Opportunities for Business and Innovation in Knowledge Intensive Services

Judy Matthews, Roxanne Zolin, Sukanlaya Sawang
2013 Academy of Management Proceedings  
A Small QLD A5 Office Manager Category A Medium QLD A6 General Manager; Operational Manager Category A Small WA B1 Chief Executive Officer Category B Medium ACT B2 Managing Director  ...  Some small firms are family businesses while medium sized firms are partners in international collaborations.  ... 
doi:10.5465/ambpp.2013.13516abstract fatcat:e6wz5unphbhbje5wnph27h373i

A meta-analysis of different HR-enhancing practices and performance of small and medium sized firms

Andreas Rauch, Isabella Hatak
2016 Journal of Business Venturing  
The role of human capital has received considerable attention in research on small and medium sized firms.  ...  However, much uncertainty remains as to how practices that enhance human resources (HR) affect the performance of small and medium sized firms, whether some practices have stronger effects than others,  ...  Acknowledgement We would like to thank Saadat Saeed for assisting in the analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.05.005 fatcat:kqnzgahbe5hvnbv4nkau7q5wba


Celina Sołek-Borowska
2017 Informatyka Ekonomiczna  
Previous research on knowledge management in small and medium enterprises has shown many differences compared to larger firms.  ...  The focus of this paper is to analyze knowledge sharing processes in small and medium enterprises through a knowledge management perspective in order to further the understanding what tools small and medium  ...  in the context of small and medium enterprises.  ... 
doi:10.15611/ie.2017.2.09 fatcat:sm5ykhsqavaddjokjs53lynbem
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