Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis
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Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis

Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Lluis Jovell Turró (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA) and Jingyuan Zhao (University of Toronto, Canada)
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Release Date: September, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 364|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6457-9
ISBN13: 9781466664579|ISBN10: 1466664576|EISBN13: 9781466664586


Strategy management has always been a crucial business aspect that a company must understand to remain successful in the business world. However, there are a number of different approaches that a company can employ in order to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis brings together the various approaches that affect the superiority of a company’s organizational performance and the gains they can make over their competitors. By focusing on concepts such as organizational learning and intellectual capital, this book is an indispensable reference source for researchers, practitioners, graduate students, and business managers interested in understanding what approaches are necessary to ensure superior organizational performance.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Development
  • Human Capital
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge-based resources
  • Relation Capital
  • Structural Capital

Reviews and Testimonials

Ordoñez de Pablos, Turró, Tennyson, and Zhao present students, academics, and professionals with a collection of contributions toward a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of knowledge management practices for businesses in times of economic crisis. The seventeen essays and academic articles that make up the bulk of the text cover a wide variety of related topics, including knowledge sharing barriers in procurement, intellectual capital measurement and reporting models, knowledge management for the development of a smart tourist destination, and many more.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, human resources management, and IT. She is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, and Associate Editor of Behaviour and Information Technology. Additionally, she serves as Executive Editor of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual. She is author of many papers published in top academic journals like Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of Knowledge and Learning, and more. She is also co-editor of some books recently published by Springer and IGI-Global.
Lluis Jovell Turró holds a PhD in Business Management from Universitat Ramón Llull (URL) and a Masters Degree in Applied Economics (Regional and Urban) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He received a Bachelor of Economic Science and Commerce from UAB, and a Bachelor in Law from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Jovell is a tenured professor of UAB, where he has been working since January 1992; before this, he held directive positions at various companies. At UAB, he has been the sub-director at the University School for Business studies of UAB for over five years, and the founder and director of Masters Marketing, Commerce, and Distribution since 1999. Previously Jovell was the Director of Citius program managed by UAB and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and a member of its Academic Commission from 2003 until 2010. He was also a member of the Academic Commission of Instituto Universitario de Postgrado de Madrid from 2005 to 2012, Member of Editorial Review Board of International Journal of Asian Business Information Management (IJABIM), and the Scientific Committee of the International Congress of Applied Economics.?He has been also a member of the Scientific Committee at the International Congress of Applied Economics. He has led several research and consulting projects for the City Council of Sabadell and Barbera del Valles, the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa, among others projects. He is also the author of several informative work. His last two informative projects are: The Internal Key Factor in the Export Performance of Spanish SMEs, in Social Development and High Technologie Industries (2012) and Education and IT Higter in Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage (2013). He wrote the forewords for Strategic Approaches for Human Capital Management and Development in a Turbulent Economy (2013) and International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective (2013).
Robert D. Tennyson is currently a Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology in the Learning and Cognition, at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his faculty position, he is also the Program Coordinator for Psychological Foundations of Education. His published works range from basic theoretical articles on human learning, to applied books on instructional design and technology. He is editor of the scientific journal, Computers in Human Behavior, published by Elsevier Science which is now in its 17th year, as well as serving on several editorial boards for professional journals.

His research and publications include topics such as cognitive learning and complex cognitive processes, intelligent systems, complex-dynamic simulations, testing and measurement, instructional design, and advanced learning technologies. At the present time, he is working with a German colleague on basic research in learning complex-advanced knowledge.

His international activities include directing a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research workshop (Barcelona) and a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Grimstad, Norway)—both on the topic of Automated Instructional Design and Delivery. He has recently directed an institute on technology in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. His other international activities include twice receiving a Fulbright Research Award to Germany and once to Russia. His teaching interests include psychology of learning, technology-based systems design, evaluation, and management systems.

Jingyuan Zhao is a Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. She was a professor at School of Management, Beijing Union University, China. Her PhD is in Management Science and Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China. She completed two Postdoctoral Programs in Technology Economy and Management from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and Management of Technology from University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada. Dr. Zhao’s expertise is on regional innovation management, high-tech industry cluster, knowledge management, technology diffusion, organizational learning.