A Model of Knowledge Management Performance for Small and Medium‐Sized Enterprises Engaging in Alliances

2015, Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, 4(4), 198-215

18 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2015 Last revised: 29 Apr 2015

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Ali Davari

University of Tehran

Niloofar Nobari

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Arash Rezazadeh

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Date Written: April 21, 2015

Abstract

Considering knowledge management (KM) in alliances has become increasingly important regarding the key role of knowledge as an essential resource shared through collaboration. However, alliance partners always find it challenging to successfully manage the knowledge acquired by cooperation. In particular, small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) that suffer from resource and expertise scarcity encounter more challenges. In this regard, identifying major factors influencing KM success in alliances between SMEs may contribute to a better understanding of the issue and provide practical solutions. Hence, this study aims to propose and develop a model of KM performance focusing on SMEs that have built alliances. This model incorporates insights on the role of KM practices during and after the formation of alliances. Identifying relevant components, we attempted to promote a framework providing a measurement instrument for assessing the success of KM initiatives in SMEs engaged in alliances.

Keywords: knowledge management (KM), performance evaluation, measurement, small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs), alliance management

JEL Classification: L21, M13, M19, J50

Suggested Citation

Davari, Ali and Nobari, Niloofar and Rezazadeh, Arash, A Model of Knowledge Management Performance for Small and Medium‐Sized Enterprises Engaging in Alliances (April 21, 2015). 2015, Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, 4(4), 198-215, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599929

Ali Davari

University of Tehran ( email )

Amirabad e shomali, kuye daneshgah e Tehran
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

Niloofar Nobari

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Farshi Moghadam (16 St.), North Kargar Ave., Tehr
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

Arash Rezazadeh (Contact Author)

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship ( email )

Farshi Moghadam (16 St.), North Kargar Ave., Tehr
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

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