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Knowledge Management and Sustainable Firms Growth: An Evidence from SMEs Sector of Pakistan

Iftikhar Hussain, Ghulam Mujtaba Chaudhary, Adeel Arshad and Sabahat Akram ()

Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 2020, vol. 6, issue 3, 1075-1086

Abstract: The main drive for this research was to investigate the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and sustainable firms’ growth in SMEs sector of Pakistan. Moreover, the research examined the mediating role of product and process innovations on the association of knowledge management and sustainable firms’ growth. A self-administered survey was structured and employed to gather the data from 218 garments related SMEs. The study employed SEM to measure direct and indirect effects. Findings of the study indicates that knowledge management has a positive and significant influence over sustainable firms’ growth while both product and process innovations significantly mediated the knowledge management and sustainable firms growth relationship. Current research findings offer valuable implications concerning the importance of KM in enhancing and facilitating process and product innovations for sustainable firms’ growth. This is a pioneer study for employing a unified model that illustrates the relationships among multiple variables pertaining to KM.

Keywords: Sustainable firms�; growth, Innovation, Knowledge management, Product, Process, SMEs. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.26710/jbsee.v6i3.1368

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