Journal of Business and Management

Journal of Business and Management

ISSN: 2291-1995 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-2002 (Online)

Volume 1 (2012), No. 1, Pages 40-51

DOI: 10.12735/jbm.v1i1p40

Download Full Text:

Increasing the Productivity of Arab SMEs through Knowledge Management

Dahi Emine1 

1School of Management, Shanghai University

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/jbm.v1i1p40

To Cite this Article     Article Views: 659     Downloads: 374  Since January, 2015

Abstract

Today knowledge is considered to be the primary resource of competitive advantage. This paper analyzed and accessed the status of KM in SMEs in Arab countries. It also examined the factors that influence the adoption of KM for SMEs in the region. In this paper; a comprehensive literature study, a Knowledge Management’s personalization approach were undertaken to set a KM Personalization Framework. Many organizations have profited from KM because they recognize the importance of the KM in business growth and development. However the result of this paper found SMEs, in Arab countries have not realized this importance and still are vulnerable. The study takes this factor into consideration and proposed an adoption approach specific to SMEs in region countries. The study contributes on KM and SMEs literature in both Arab and developing countries and is one of the few studies conducted in the specific region countries.

JEL Classifications: D23, F25, M18, O32

Keywords: productivity, KM, SME, Arab countries, competitive advantage

To Cite this Article: Emine, D. (2012). Increasing the productivity of Arab SMEs through knowledge management. Journal of Business and Management, 1(1), 40-51. https://doi.org/10.12735/jbm.v1i1p40

Copyright © Dahi Emine

Creative Commons License
This article is published under license to Science and Education Centre of North America. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'todayscience.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

Increasing the Productivity of Arab SMEs through Knowledge Management
reviwers