Competitive Advantage of Medium-Sized Enterprises
Impact of Knowledge Management Strategies on the Competitive Advantage of Medium-Sized Enterprises. Comment by Dr. Deanna Davis: Delete Impact of
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This study is qualitative research on the Impact of Organizational Culture on Knowledge Management in Medium-Sized Enterprises. The focus of this research is to determine the impact of knowledge management strategies on the competitive advantage of Medium-Sized Enterprises.
The research problem for this study is why Medium-Sized Enterprises experience lowered competitive advantage when faced with the inability to utilize organizational cultural strategies that promote knowledge management. Medium-Sized Enterprises face resource constraints in terms of human resources, finances, and time. This inhibits their capability of taking advantage of knowledge management benefits that give them a competitive advantage in the market.
The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine the impact of organizational cultural strategies that promote investment in knowledge management within Medium-Sized Enterprises. The guiding theoretical framework for this study is Ecological Knowledge Management Theory that comprises of the four elements knowledge distribution, knowledge competition, knowledge interaction, and knowledge evolution.
The research methodology that will be applied in this research is qualitative research. The case study will be the research design that will be used for this research. The research instruments that will be used in this research include interviews, observation, reading, and document review.
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Statement of the Problem 3 Purpose of the Study 5 Introduction to Theoretical Framework 6 Introduction to Research Methodology and Design 7 Research Questions 8 RQ1 8 RQ2 8 Significance of the Study 8 Definitions of Key Terms 10 Medium-Sized Enterprises 10 Summary 10
Chapter 3: Research Method 12 Research Method and Design 13 Population and Sample 17 Materials and Instrumentation 18 Operational Definition of Variables 18 Data Analysis 18 Assumptions 19 Limitations 19 Delimitations 20 Ethical Assurances 20 Summary 21 References 22 Appendix A 25