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Knowledge management view of environmental sustainability in manufacturing SMEs in the Philippines

Roxas, Hernan and Chadee, Doren 2016, Knowledge management view of environmental sustainability in manufacturing SMEs in the Philippines, Knowledge management research & practice, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 514-524, doi: 10.1057/kmrp.2015.30.

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Title Knowledge management view of environmental sustainability in manufacturing SMEs in the Philippines
Author(s) Roxas, Hernan
Chadee, DorenORCID iD for Chadee, Doren orcid.org/0000-0001-6745-1891
Journal name Knowledge management research & practice
Volume number 14
Issue number 4
Start page 514
End page 524
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1477-8238
1477-8246
Keyword(s) knowledge management
sme
strategy
environmental management
sustainability
Summary This study highlights the role of knowledge management (KM) in enabling small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a manufacturing industry in a developing country to engage in environmentally sustainable business. Drawing on the knowledge-based view of the firm, it argues that resource-constrained SMEs rely on their relational capital to augment their capability to innovate in order to find better and environmentally sound ways of doing business. However, SMEs need to harness their KM orientation in order to leverage the knowledge-based resources emanating from their relational capital towards building their innovation capability. This capability is essential in integrating effective environmental management practices in business. The findings from our analysis of data from a survey of 241 manufacturing SMEs in the Philippines support these hypotheses and underscore the importance of developing an organisational capability to engage in KM in order to adopt sustainable business practices. The implications of the findings are also discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/kmrp.2015.30
Field of Research 150308 International Business
150307 Innovation and Technology Management
08 Information And Computing Sciences
17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Operational Research Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080940

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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