Title: The impact of organisational knowledge management on competitive performance of entrepreneurial firms
Authors: Abbas Khakpour; Sayed Majid Hasani
Addresses: Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran ' MBA Department, Faculty of Literature and Humanities Islamic Azad University, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Hamedan Branch, Hamedan, Iran
Abstract: The present study was aimed to explore the impact of organisational knowledge management processes (OKMP) on the performance of entrepreneurial firms (PEF). In this survey study, simple random sampling was used to select 114 entrepreneurial firms. The required data were collected through a questionnaire distributed among managers of the entrepreneurial firms. The results showed that there was a significant positive relationship between OKMP and the PEF. Knowledge creation was the strongest predictor of the performance of entrepreneurial firms. This variable explained more than 25% of the variance in the performance variable. Knowledge absorption had a significant positive relationship with the performance of entrepreneurial firms and explained more than 16% of the variance in the dependent variable. The results of the path analysis of the variables' relationships indicated that knowledge creation and knowledge absorption explained more than 29% of the variance in the dependent variable.
Keywords: knowledge management; entrepreneurial businesses; performance of entrepreneurial firms; PEF.
International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.55 - 65
Accepted: 23 Mar 2020
Published online: 05 Jan 2021 *