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The Mediating Role of Radical Innovation in the Relationship Between Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage in Sudanese Manufacturing Firms
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Volume 7, 2019
Issue 1 (March)
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Authors
[1]
Anwar Tebein Mohamed, Department of Business Administration, Sudan University of Science & Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
[2]
Siddig Balal Ibrahim, Department of Business Administration, Sudan University of Science & Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
[3]
Tarig Khidir Eltayeb, Department of Management, Imam Aabul Rahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[4]
Adam Yagoub Abker, Department of Business Administration, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating role of radical innovation in relationship between knowledge management (acquisition knowledge, sharing knowledge, storing knowledge and application knowledge) and competitive advantage cost in the industrial firms in Sudan. The study administrative the quantitative method where convenience sampling, result based on survey data from 207 managers of manufacturing firms revealed that the components of knowledge management (KM application, KM sharing, acquisition) are significant on the relationship of competitive advantage Cost. In addition Radical innovation is not mediating the relationship between Knowledge management and competitive advantage. The finding revealed that knowledge management process is not significant relationship to the radical innovation.
Keywords
Knowledge Management Processes, KM Acquisition, KM Sharing, KM Storing, KM Application, Competitive Advantage, Radical Innovation
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