Editorial: State-of-the-art of knowledge management in inter-organizational relationships

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Riikka M. Sarala, Professor of International Business (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The knowledge-based view suggests that firm-specific knowledge constitutes the most strategically important source of competitive advantage (Spender and Grant, 1996) and that firms are platforms where processes of creation and application of knowledge occur (Spender, 1996). Over the last decades, the research about knowledge and knowledge management (KM) has expanded from a perspective strongly focused on the internal processes and strategies adopted by the organizations to a perspective that also considers the role of inter-organizational relationships to access, generate and successfully manage knowledge (Meier, 2011). Due to the increasing tendency toward slackening of the boundaries of the firm (HÃ¥kansson and Snehota, 1989), firms increasingly use external sources to fill internal knowledge gaps and to respond to competitive and innovation challenges, particularly in dynamic environments (Bojica et al., 2018). Therefore, the issue of knowledge and its management in inter-organizational contexts has gained momentum.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, 23(10), 2007-2015
Language: English
Date: 2019
knowledge management, inter-organizational relationships

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