Knowledge management and growth in manufacturing SMEs from Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Abstract

Within a constantly changing market and an uncertain environment for business, knowledge has become one of the valued intangible resources appreciated by firms. For this, more and more firms are applying managerial strategies to promote the development of knowledge, both tacit and implicit, in such a way that allows them to achieve expected success. Also, an important number of companies, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises, are getting involved with knowledge management as part of their daily activities, seeking to improve higher growth. Thus, the value of knowledge is increasing, to such a measure that firms are hiring the most brilliant minds in each specialty. In this sense, this paper aims to analyze the relationship between knowledge management and growth, starting from a sample of 125 SMEs from the State of Aguascalientes (Mexico). The results obtained show that knowledge management has positive and significant effects on the growth of SMEs, which can constitute a competitive advantage

Authors

  • Gonzalo Maldonado Guzman
  • María Del Carmen Martínez Serna
  • Ricardo García Ramírez

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Doctor en Marketing, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (México), Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Departamento de Mercadotecnia, Coordinador del Observatorio Pyme

Doctora en Administración, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (México), Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Departamento de Mercadotecnia, Decana del Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas

MBA, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (México), Centro de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Departamento de Finanzas, Profesor-Investigador
Published
2012-10-23
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How to Cite
Maldonado Guzman, G., Martínez Serna, M., & García Ramírez, R. (2012). Knowledge management and growth in manufacturing SMEs from Aguascalientes (Mexico). Cuadernos De Administración, 28(47), 25-36. https://doi.org/10.25100/cdea.v28i47.71
Section
Research