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

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posted on 2024-06-13, 09:38 authored by HG Roxas, D Chadee
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.

History

Journal

Knowledge management research & practice

Volume

14

Pagination

514-524

Location

Berlin, Germany

ISSN

1477-8238

eISSN

1477-8246

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Operational Research Society

Issue

4

Publisher

Springer