Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Sharing as Determines of Organizational Competitive Advantage
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.
Knowledge Management, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Acquisition, Competitive Advantage, Cost, Quality
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