Title: Knowledge sharing and supply chain design strategies: their contribution to supply chain collaboration

Authors: Prodromos D. Chatzoglou, Maria Koloniari

Addresses: Production and Management Engineering Department, Democritus University of Thrace, Library Building, Kimmeria, 67100 Xanthi, Greece. ' Library, School of Sciences, University of Athens, 134A Delfon Str., Glyfada, 16561 Athens, Greece

Abstract: Knowledge management, as well as Supply Chain Management (SCM), have been recognised as potential means for achieving sustainable competitive advantage. This research suggests a framework for the examination of the relationship between knowledge sharing and supply chain design objectives and their contribution to supply chain collaboration. Furthermore, this study investigates how well Greek manufacturing enterprises implement their knowledge management framework in terms of knowledge sharing as well as their SCM practices and priorities. The results indicate that knowledge sharing and supply chain design priorities are highly correlated and both of them contribute to supply chain collaboration.

Keywords: knowledge sharing; supply chain design; supply chain collaboration; supply chain management; SCM; Greece; manufacturing industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2009.028145

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.335 - 355

Published online: 08 Sep 2009 *

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