Title: Knowledge transfer between supply chain partners: a conceptual model

Authors: Qile He, Abby Ghobadian, David Gallear, Amrik Sohal

Addresses: Middlesex University Business School, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK. ' Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Elliott Jaques Building, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Elliott Jaques Building, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Faculty of Business and Economics, PO Box 197, Caulfield East, Vic 3145, Australia

Abstract: The opportunity to learn more effective practices from firms operating within a strategic supply chain partnership is viewed as critical to enhanced competitiveness. Despite the perceived importance of knowledge transfer in a strategic supply chain partnership there is a paucity of conceptual models depicting the variables that have an impact on transfer effectiveness. This paper presents such a model and discusses how the variables are inter-related, through systematically reviewing the literature. The model development process involved both induction and deduction. The authors contend that the proposed model contributes to the developing literature and is of relevance to both researchers and practitioners.

Keywords: knowledge; knowledge transfer; supply chains; partnerships; buyer-supplier partnerships; process management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2006.010859

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.231 - 262

Published online: 08 Sep 2006 *

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