Title: Knowledge management practices and economic complexity in BRIC countries from 2001 to 2014

Authors: Priscila Rubbo; Claudia Tania Picinin; Luiz Alberto Pilatti

Addresses: Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), 2106, Itacolomi Street, Pato Branco – Paraná, 85502-070, Brazil ' Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Avenida Monteiro Lobato, s/n – Km 04, Ponta Grossa – Paraná, 84016-210, Brazil ' Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), 3165, Sete de Setembro Avenue, Curitiba – Paraná, 80230-901, Brazil

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the main practices of knowledge management (KM) employed by BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) from 2001 to 2014 in relation to their economic complexity (EC). The research is constructed by employing The Atlas of Economic Complexity database and gathering data related to the BRIC countries' EC ranking and the projected global growth throughout 2024. The country with the best outlook of ascension regarding EC is India, which has the largest number of KM practices. Russia, having the least amount of KM practices, has the worst EC projection.

Keywords: BRIC; knowledge management practices; economic complexity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2018.089691

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2018 Vol.9 No.1, pp.1 - 17

Received: 04 Apr 2017
Accepted: 05 Sep 2017

Published online: 06 Feb 2018 *

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