Building the Organizational Knowledge Networks of SMEs in High-tech Industry

Guiqing Qi


Prior research has primarily viewed firms as autonomous entities striving for competitive advantage from either external industry sources or from internal resources and capabilities. However, the networks of relationships in which firms are embedded profoundly influence their conduct and performance. This paper developed a comprehensive theoretical framework to explore knowledge management business practices among SMEs. Drawing on resources-based theories, the relational-based views, industry structure and ecosystem theories about sources of competitive advantage, this paper presents the organizational knowledge network of the SMEs in high-tech industry, and analyses the approaches through which SMEs can create competitive advantages on knowledge-based review (KBV).

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International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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