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Managing specialised knowledge in technopreneurial firms : evidence from Australian SMEs

Mohannak, Kavoos & Matthews, Judy H. (2011) Managing specialised knowledge in technopreneurial firms : evidence from Australian SMEs. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 12(4), pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

This paper analyses particularities of the knowledge management process in technopreneurial firms with particular focus on knowledge identification, acquisition, utilisation and integration. Using a qualitative investigation from a sample of Australian SMEs, a number of key observations are derived which show the challenges of managing knowledge and how important knowledge management is as a management tool for R&D and innovation process in technology-oriented SMEs. Findings suggest that knowledge management and integration processes in these firms are very much project focused and mainly based on ad hoc and informal processes and not embedded within the overall organisational routines.

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ID Code: 48006
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: SMEs, Knowledge Management Practice, Knowledge Utilisation, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Integration
ISSN: 1705-9232
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 12 Jan 2012 08:48
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2012 08:48

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