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The effects of organizational size on knowledge management implementation: Opportunities for small firms?

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Moffett, Sandra and McAdam, Rodney (2006) The effects of organizational size on knowledge management implementation: Opportunities for small firms? Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 17 (2). pp. 221-241. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/14783360500450780


Knowledge Management (KM) continues to develop as an emerging discourse within business and management. The area is eclectic in nature and covers the systematic management of knowledge, of all kinds, within all levels and types of organizations. However, the majority of studies, in common with other emergent business philosophies, are focused on larger organizations where, for example, readily available implementation resources is an underlying assumption. There is a paucity of studies that empirically study the effects of organizational size on the key factors of KM. This paper seeks to explore the effects of organizational size on KM by using a survey instrument and factor analysis based on the MeTCIP model. The results indicate that KM can be applied to small organizations without innate effects of lack of resources and skills. However, while many knowledge-orientated issues are applicable to all organizations, the manner in which they are addressed differs slightly depending on organization size.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Knowledge management; organization size; MeCTIP model
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Ulster Business School
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:9610
Deposited By:Dr Sandra Moffett
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 10:28
Last Modified:08 Oct 2012 12:19

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