Towards an inter-organisational knowledge transfer framework for SMEs

Shizhong Chen, Yanqing Duan, John S. Edwards

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Abstract

This paper aims to develop a framework for SMEs to help them understand, and thus to improve, the process of knowledge exchange with their customers or suppliers. Through a review of the literature on knowledge transfer, organisational learning, social network theory and electronic networks, the key actors, key factors and their relationships in the process are identified. Finally, a framework containing all above points is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird European conference on knowledge management
EditorsS. Carlsson
PublisherAcademic conferences
Pages199-211
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0-9540488-6-5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd European Conference on Knowledge Management - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 24 Sep 200225 Sep 2002

Conference

Conference3rd European Conference on Knowledge Management
Abbreviated title3rd ECKM
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period24/09/0225/09/02

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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Knowledge transfer
Organizational knowledge
Factors
Social network theory
Suppliers
Knowledge exchange
Organizational learning

Bibliographical note

© The authors

Keywords

  • framework
  • SMEs
  • knowledge transfer
  • inter-organisation
  • organisational learning
  • social network

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Chen, S., Duan, Y., & Edwards, J. S. (2002). Towards an inter-organisational knowledge transfer framework for SMEs. In S. Carlsson (Ed.), Third European conference on knowledge management (pp. 199-211). Academic conferences.
Chen, Shizhong ; Duan, Yanqing ; Edwards, John S. / Towards an inter-organisational knowledge transfer framework for SMEs. Third European conference on knowledge management. editor / S. Carlsson. Academic conferences, 2002. pp. 199-211
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Towards an inter-organisational knowledge transfer framework for SMEs. / Chen, Shizhong; Duan, Yanqing; Edwards, John S.

Third European conference on knowledge management. ed. / S. Carlsson. Academic conferences, 2002. p. 199-211.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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