Analyzing Complementarity Structures of KM Strategies and Testing Their Impact on Firm Performance in Small and Medium Enterprises

중소기업에 있어 지식경영 소싱 전략 간 상호보완 구조의 분석 및 기업 성과에 미치는 영향 검정

  • 최병구 (국민대학교 경영정보학부) ;
  • 이재남 (고려대학교 경영대학)
  • Received : 2011.10.29
  • Accepted : 2011.12.15
  • Published : 2011.12.01


Scant attention has been given to analyzing how knowledge sourcing strategies affect firm performance in SMEs and what are the differences between SMEs and large firms in the patterns of knowledge sourcing strategies adoption. This study attempts to advance the current literature by examining the impact of knowledge sourcing strategies on SMEs performance. The empirical segment of our work is based on data on knowledge sourcing strategies of SMEs and organizational performance from a sample of 166 Korean firms. Our results indicate knowledge sourcing adoption patterns of SMEs are different from large firms. In addition, the results confirm that substitutability between internal- and external-oriented, person- and external-oriented sourcing strategies. This study sheds new light on knowledge management (KM) research by identifying the relationship between knowledge sourcing strategies and SMEs performance.


Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단