Int. J. of Knowledge Management Studies   »   2018 Vol.9, No.1



Title: Knowledge management practices and economic complexity in BRIC countries from 2001 to 2014


Authors: Priscila Rubbo; Claudia Tania Picinin; Luiz Alberto Pilatti


Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), 2106, Itacolomi Street, Pato Branco – Paraná, 85502-070, Brazil
Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Avenida Monteiro Lobato, s/n – Km 04, Ponta Grossa – Paraná, 84016-210, Brazil
Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), 3165, Sete de Setembro Avenue, Curitiba – Paraná, 80230-901, Brazil


Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the main practices of knowledge management (KM) employed by BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) from 2001 to 2014 in relation to their economic complexity (EC). The research is constructed by employing The Atlas of Economic Complexity database and gathering data related to the BRIC countries' EC ranking and the projected global growth throughout 2024. The country with the best outlook of ascension regarding EC is India, which has the largest number of KM practices. Russia, having the least amount of KM practices, has the worst EC projection.


Keywords: BRIC; knowledge management practices; economic complexity.


DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2018.089691


Int. J. of Knowledge Management Studies, 2018 Vol.9, No.1, pp.1 - 17


Submission date: 27 Mar 2017
Date of acceptance: 05 Sep 2017
Available online: 05 Feb 2018



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