Title: Knowledge codification and organisational performance in small and medium enterprises

Authors: Joanna Olga Paliszkiewicz

Addresses: Warsaw University of Life Science, ul. Nowoursynowska 166, 03 287 Warsaw, Poland

Abstract: Academics and business professionals are currently showing a significant interest in understanding the management of knowledge and the roles to be played by information and communication technology. This article explores the concept of knowledge codification in the context of knowledge management. Codification gives permanence to knowledge that may otherwise exist only inside an individual|s mind. It represents knowledge in the forms that can be shared, stored, combined and manipulated in a variety of ways. The article provides data related to one of the key researched topics in knowledge management – knowledge codification. The research was done in 511 small and medium enterprises in Poland. Questionnaires were administered to managers. According to presented research, the small and medium enterprises do not put enough attention to knowledge codification.

Keywords: knowledge codification; enterprise development; knowledge management; organisational performance; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; Poland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2009.021737

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2009 Vol.6 No.1, pp.80 - 87

Published online: 01 Dec 2008 *

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