Title: The investigation of knowledge management practice components on supply chain performance

Authors: Mahdi Abbas Taher; Reza Bandarian; Mohammad Reza Sadeghi Moghadam

Addresses: MBA Department, Management College of Tehran University, Nasr Bridge, Tehran, Iran ' Commercialization and Business Development Department, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, West Blvd, Azadi Sports Complex, P.O. Box 14665-137, Tehran, Iran ' Faculty of Management, Industrial Management Department, Management College of Tehran University, Nasr Bridge, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The first goal of this survey was to clarify the association among five components of collaboration knowledge management practice (KMP, i.e., creating, storage, accessing, dissemination, and applying) with supply chain performance of Iranian oil companies, and the ultimate goal was to investigate the impact of three various KMP components (i.e., perceived KMP benefits, collaboration KMP, and KMP impacts) on supply chain performance. The quantitative method was chosen to gather the data from 120 managers who worked in oil companies at the beginning stage of second semester of 2015. Then, based on the purpose of this research, the 78-item KMP questionnaire was administered in one session as research instruments. The descriptive analysis and two-tailed Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient were applied to test the hypotheses. The founded results illustrated that there are positive correlation between five components of collaboration KMP and three various components of KMPs on supply chain performance.

Keywords: knowledge management practices; collaboration; KM impact; perceived benefits; supply chain performance; supply chain management; SCM; Iran; oil industry; knowledge creation; knowledge storage; knowledge access; knowledge dissemination; knowledge application.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2016.080226

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2016 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.53 - 62

Received: 03 Nov 2015
Accepted: 18 Jan 2016

Published online: 08 Nov 2016 *

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