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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)

The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.

 


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email: jjmf@ubi.pt
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

Managing Knowledge Risks in an Intrapreneurial Environment
10 : Special Issue: knowledge strategies, decision making and IT in emergent economies - Vol II ( 2013-12 )

Abstract:

The knowledge-based view of the firm argues that knowledge and the capability to create and share it are the key resource of the firm’s competitive advantage. Since many organizations are becoming knowledge intensive, an increased need of awareness regarding the risks residing in the knowledge processes develops, as well as the need to know how these risks affect the entrepreneurial behavior of people inside the company.

In this paper we seek to provide a structured framework of knowledge risks, based on relevant literature and results of semi-structured interviews conducted with middle managers inside ten banking institutions. Using the Delphi method, we also explore whether effective management of knowledge risks boosts the entrepreneurial skills of employees working in a bank, thus fostering intrapreneurship.

Our qualitative research provided us with a much needed classification framework of knowledge risks, molded on the classic configuration of the knowledge processes. Moreover, we have validated the knowledge variables which highly influence the intrapreneurial environment in a bank.

We contribute to the scarce literature written on the topic of knowledge risks, by identifying the critical knowledge risk drivers and we detail how managing these risks can enhance the competitiveness of the firm. The research led us to discover that the most powerful variable residing in the knowledge processes flow is collaboration and communication among the actors involved.

Author(s): Adrian Dumitru Tanţẵu - Romania - The Academy of Economic Studies
Keywords: communication and collaboration, intrapreneurship, knowledge risks, knowledge sharing, organizational culture.
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