Knowledge management as a means of developing a firm’s competitive advantage

Management : Journal of Contemporary Management Issues. 2001;6(1-2):133-153


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Journal Title: Management : Journal of Contemporary Management Issues

ISSN: 1331-0194 (Print); 1846-3363 (Online)

Publisher: University of Split, Faculty of Economics

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Industries. Land use. Labor: Economic growth, development, planning | Social Sciences: Economic theory. Demography: Economics as a science

Country of publisher: Croatia

Language of fulltext: English

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Tomaž Čater (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Knowledge management is one of the most popular themes of modern scientific literature. However, in spite of all the published research on the importance of knowledge management, there is little said about knowledge as a direct source of a firm’s competitive advantage. In the past decades, three main hypotheses on the sources of a firm’s competitive advantage were developed; namely, the industrial organization, the resource-based and the capability-based hypotheses. In this paper, we argue that the knowledge-based hypothesis can and should be considered as the fourth tantamount hypothesis on how the sources of the competitive advantage of a firm can be explained.