Title: Information management and knowledge sharing in supply chains operating in Brazil

Authors: Antônio Carlos Gastaud Maçada; Jaciane Cristina Costa; Mírian Oliveira; Carla Curado

Addresses: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Washington Luiz, 855, CEP: 90010-460, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Washington Luiz, 855, CEP: 90010-460, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Ipiranga, 6681, Prédio 50, Sala 1105, CEP: 90619-900, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Rua Miguel Lupi, 20, Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract: This article seeks to answer the following research question: how do enterprises within an automotive supply chain manage inter-organisational information and share knowledge? To this end, this study offers an analysis of the state of the inter-organisational information management and knowledge sharing in a supply chain in the Brazilian automotive sector. The research follows a qualitative approach. The study revisits models by Davenport (1997) and Dyer and Nobeoka (2000) aimed to incorporate particularities from the supply chain analysis by conducting a case study in the Brazilian automotive sector. Information exchanged and knowledge shared within the automotive chain is basically operational in nature and the phenomena occur at layers: unilaterally, bilaterally and multilaterally. Power and technology are elements that need to be balanced to achieve the effective management of inter-organisational information management and knowledge sharing. This paper highlights the relation between information management and knowledge sharing in an automotive supply chain.

Keywords: information management; knowledge sharing; automobile industry; automotive supply chains; Brazil; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2013.052777

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2013 Vol.13 No.1, pp.18 - 35

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Mar 2013 *

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