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Cross-Functional Knowledge Management

The International Landscape, 1st Edition

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

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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

Abstract

Introduction

Key aspects of knowledge

Definitions of Knowledge Management

The importance of managing knowledge in an international landscape

The need for further research on knowledge relevance in cross-functional business areas

References

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

Demetris Vrontis, Michael Christofi, Alkis Thrassou

Abstract

Introduction

Introducing Knowledge Management

Reviewing the literature on knowledge management

Knowledge Management processes

Antecedents of Knowledge Management

Barriers of Knowledge Management

Outcomes of knowledge management

Discussion: limitations, future research directions and conclusions

Limitations and future research directions

Conclusions

References

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

Glykeria Karagouni

Abstract

Introduction

Theoretical background

The Dynamic Entrepreneurial Capabilities View

The Transcendental Dynamic Capability concept

Research context and design of the research

A knowledge management approach in developing innovation within low-tech SMEs: the Transcendental Dynamic Capability

TC and Innovation

Transcendental conditions

Transcendental synthesis

Epilogue

References

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

Abstract

Introduction

The Center for European Trainees

Literature Review

Methodology

Case Study: Strengths and Weaknesses of CET

Strengths of CET

Weaknesses of CET

Stakeholder Integration – Implementing the Theory

Final remarks

Acknowledgments

References

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

Demetris Vrontis, Evniki Constantinou, Balakrishna Grandhi

Abstract

Introduction

Literature Review

Research Methodology

Descriptive Analysis

Discussion and Conclusions

Practical Implications and propositional guidelines

Limitations and Future Research Directions

References

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

Darko B. Vukovic

Abstract

Introduction

Literature Review

Financial Risks, Knowledge Management and Financial Derivatives in the International conditions

Financial derivatives and international risks

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

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

Gabriele Santoro, Mirko Goria

Abstract

Introduction

Knowledge management for innovation

Knowledge acquisition and open innovation

The open innovation model

Internal capacities for knowledge acquisition

Knowledge acquisition measurement

Research methodology

Results

Conclusions

References

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

Alberto Ferraris

Abstract

Introduction

Risk and its management

Risk management process

Knowledge risks and its management

Conclusions

References

 

 

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

Enrico Battisti, Elvira Anna Graziano

Abstract

Introduction

Theoretical backbone

Behavioural corporate finance: Corporation biases

The main corporation biases

Knowledge and knowledge management

The main approaches to the concept of knowledge management

A cognitive approach to KM based on the BCF framework

Conclusions and implications

References

 

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

Zhanna Belyaeva, S. M. Riad Shams

Abstract

Introduction

The distinct features of the emerging economies’ business and social environments: The state of the art

Specific features of EMNCs

A conceptual model for value co-creation

Discussion and conclusion

References

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

Yaakov Weber

Abstract

Introduction

Micro-foundations at M&A

The Human Factor and Negotiation

Discussion and Future Research Directions

Acknowledgments

References

 

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

António Bob Santos, Sandro Mendonça

Abstract

Introduction

The Delphi method

Methodology

Open Innovation policy priorities using the Delphi method

Proposals for public policy measures to stimulate Open Innovation in Portugal

Final remarks

References

 

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

Abstract

Introduction

The development of knowledge management system

Conclusion, limitations and future research

References

About the Editors

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".

About the Series

The Annals of Business Research

This series presents the novel theoretical insights and applied implications on cross-functional business management perspectives, centred on a distinct business management theme of each book. The aim is to extend our understanding on how different cross-functional business and management functional areas, such as strategic management, marketing, HRM, entrepreneurship and innovation and so forth explore/exploit business opportunities and/or offset business risks, based on their area-specific knowledge. To pursue this aim, the chapters of each book discuss on the varied perspectives of different business management functional areas, focusing on the particular theme of each book. All chapters of each volume collectively offer diverse contemporary insights on how different cross-functional business areas pursue business management opportunities, based on their area-specific knowledge, in order to underpin the cross-functional research and practice on the central business management thematic issue of each book.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUS043000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Marketing / General
BUS063000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
BUS087000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
BUS108000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development