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Cross-Functional Knowledge Management The International Landscape

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Diverse kinds of knowledge are vital for each organization that would successfully compete today in an international scenario. The emergent relevance of knowledge and its management in an even more complex environment opens up the possibility to analyze, investigate and deepen our understanding on different aspects related to several functional areas in business management. Nowadays, firms that create new knowledge and apply it effectively and efficiently will be successful at creating competitive advantages. The choices of the firms in selecting and applying different knowledge process (such as knowledge sourcing, transferring and exploiting) as well as knowledge tools may be crucial. Thus, the role of knowledge as the key source of potential advantage for organizations and indeed whole economies is still a hot debate in the international landscape. This book develops insights for the management of knowledge in cross-functional business areas to originate an innovative approach to the classical Knowledge Management (KM) field. This book provides a fresh perspective on different knowledge related topics in an international landscape, highlighting the key role of knowledge and its management in business activities. Overall, the primary aim of this book is to extend our understandings on how KM can be helpful in several cross-functional management areas, such as strategic management, finance, HRM and innovation as well as in different business circumstances such as M&A, internationalization processes and risk management.

    Chapter 1: The Relevance Of Managing Knowledge In An International Landscape

    S. M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Alberto Ferraris

    Chapter 2: Knowledge Management: a critical review of existing research

    Demetris Vrontis, Michael Christofi, Alkis Thrassou

    Chapter 3: A Knowledge Management Approach In Developing Innovation Within Low-Tech Companies: The Transcendental Dynamic Capability Concept

    Glykeria Karagouni

    Chapter 4: The "Center for European Trainees": An Instrument of Cross-Functional Knowledge Management for Internationalization of Vocational Education and Training

    Hans Wiesmeth, Anzhela Preissler

    Chapter 5: How University-Bound Students In Lebanon Search For Higher Education Institutions

    Demetris Vrontis, Evniki Constantinou, Balakrishna Grandhi

    Chapter 6: The Management Of Financial Risk Knowledge In The International Conditions

    Darko B. Vukovic

    Chapter 7: Identifying Sources And Practices For Knowledge Acquisition: A Systematic Literature Review

    Gabriele Santoro, Mirko Goria

    Chapter 8: The Risks Associated To Knowledge: Knowledge Risk Management (KRM)

    Alberto Ferraris 

    Chapter 9: Behavioural Corporate Finance and Knowledge Management: a Cognitive Approach

    Enrico Battisti, Elvira Anna Graziano 

    Chapter 10: Bottom–Up Approach Of Creating Shared Value For Emerging Markets’ Multinational Corporations

    Zhanna Belyaeva, S. M. Riad Shams

    Chapter 11: Negotiation, Micro-Foundation And Knowledge Transfer In Mergers And Acquisitions Processes

    Yaakov Weber

    Chapter 12: A Delphi Approach To Boost An Open Innovation Policy

    António Bob Santos, Sandro Mendonça

    Chapter 13: The Importance Of Knowledge Management System To Manage Relevant Knowledge In An International Scenario

    S. M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Alberto Ferraris


    Dr. Riad Shams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ural Federal University, Russia. He has published in and guest edited for various leading business journals. He is the lead-editor of the Annals of Business Research and has been serving as the track-chair in the leading international academic conferences.

    Demetris Vrontis is a Professor and an Executive Dean at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. He is the President of the EuroMed Research Business Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of the EuroMed Journal of Business. He has widely published in over 180 refereed journals and 25 books and gave numerous presentations in international conferences.

    Evangelos Tsoukatos teaches Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Crete, Greece and adjunct faculty at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus and the Hellenic Open University. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Lancaster University Management School. Prior to joining academia he gained experience in senior management positions.

    Yaakov Weber served in various Editorial positions in leading journals such as CMR, JWB, HRM, BJM. He published in top journals such as SMJ, MSci, JOM, HR, JBR, BJM and received more than 4500 citations, including "2nd most cited, "most read", and "most download".

    Dr. Alberto Ferraris is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Management, University of Turin (Italy)) and he is an Associate Fellow (AF-EMAB) of the EuroMed Research Business Institute. He is also Research Fellow of the Laboratory for International and Regional Economics, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University (Russia). He is author of several international publications in academic journals and he won the "2015 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award for Emerging Researchers".