Title: The impact of knowledge tasks and roles on firm success and performance: a structural model

Authors: Pietro De Giovanni

Addresses: Department of Operations Management, Essec Business School, Paris, France

Abstract: This paper investigates the benefits gained by firms when driven by the Knowledge Manager (KM). In particular, several research hypotheses investigate the influence of roles and tasks carried out by the KM on firm success and economic performance. The recent literature misses any empirical study testing whether they are confirmed in practice. The KM appears to be one of the most important firm|s lever to attain success and significantly increase economic performance. Finally, the research ends providing the scales of the most important roles and tasks, underlining which of them impacts mostly on firms| success and economic performance.

Keywords: KM; knowledge managers; knowledge tasks; knowledge roles; knowledge management; firm success; economic performance; empirical analysis; managerial prescriptions; structural equation modelling; Italy; Maslow scales.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2010.038169

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2010 Vol.4 No.3, pp.265 - 280

Published online: 19 Jan 2011 *

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