Social capital for knowledge management: the case of SMEs in the Asia Pacific region

Roxas, Banjo G. (2008) Social capital for knowledge management: the case of SMEs in the Asia Pacific region. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 13 (2). pp. 57-77. ISSN 1394-2603

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Abstract

This article presents a theoretical argument that the social capital of a community shapes the innovation performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through knowledge management within the firm. Whilst social capital has gained popular currency in the international research and academic community, the current study attempts to deepen current understanding on the role of social capital in economic development, particularly at the firm level phenomenon involving SMEs. The study’s significance stems from the unprecedented effort of explaining how community social capital matters in the innovation performance of SMEs, a departure from previous studies which typically examined market-related or hierarchical social capital in the form of formal networks and directly linking them to a firm’s innovation performance without due regard to knowledge management within the firm as an antecedent of organizational innovation performance. The aim is to stimulate further thinking and empirical research on the subject of social capital of a community in the SME and/or entrepreneurial context.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of Journal Editor and Publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Hernan Banjo Roxas
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 03 May 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: social capital, SMEs, knowledge management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150304 Entrepreneurship
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7611

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