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Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Sharing as Determines of Organizational Competitive Advantage
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Volume 7, 2019
Issue 1 (March)
Pages: 32-39   |   Vol. 7, No. 1, March 2019   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Adam Yagoub Abker, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economic & Commercial Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan.
[2]
Anwar Tebein Mohamed, Department of Business Administration, Sudan University of Science & Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
[3]
Siddig Balal Ibrahim, Department of Administrative Sciences, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
[4]
Tarig Khidir Eltayeb, Department of management, College of Business Administration, Imam Aabul Rahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
This study aims to examine the relationship between knowledge management (knowledge sharing and knowledge acquisition) and competitive advantage constructs (quality and cost) in the industrial sector in Sudan, the study employed the quantitative methods and deduction approach via convenience sampling and self-administrative survey questionnaires were sent to 207 managers of industrial firms in Sudan response rate of 70%. Data from the study were collected analyzed using descriptive statistics, person correlation and path analysis through using (SPSS V. 23), (AMOS V. 25) in Structural Equation Modeling demonstrate some empirical support to the model of this study. The Results of this study indicate that a positive relationship between knowledge management and competitive advantage in the Sudanese industrial firms. Knowledge sharing is a significant effect on competitive advantage (cost and quality), while, knowledge acquisition is not significant to competitive advantage quality. This study focuses only on the industrial sector. Also, the data were only collected from single respondents in an organization.
Keywords
Knowledge Management, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Acquisition, Competitive Advantage, Cost, Quality
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