Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage: Issues and Potential Solutions

Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage: Issues and Potential Solutions

Michael A. Chilton (Kansas State University, USA) and James M. Bloodgood (Kansas State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 387
ISBN13: 9781466646797|ISBN10: 1466646799|EISBN13: 9781466646803|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4679-7


Knowledge is a significant organizational resource. In order to build and sustain a competitive advantage, this knowledge must be protected within an organization’s core businesses from discovery by competitors.

Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage: Issues and Potential Solutions examines current research in support of knowledge management by focusing on how knowledge resources can be used to create and sustain competitive advantages. By combining imitation and innovation theories, this book is a vital resource for information system and management professionals, students, and researchers in order to achieve an organization’s competitive advantage.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge Chain Theory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Protection
  • Organizational Learning
  • Organizational Resources
  • Soft Computing Approach
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Reviews and Testimonials

A thoughtful study of knowledge management (KM), creativity, and innovation applied to sustainable competitive advantage. The mix of theory, frameworks and models, qualitative surveys and case studies makes it a “must read” text for knowledge managers and competitive intelligence professionals who wish to gain insights into how to further their organization’s integration of two essential managerial functions. Each chapter’s hypothesis is grounded in research conducted over the past decade or two, well written and concise. While the authors are primarily academics, this is much more than a textbook and should be added to personal libraries of CI and KM practitioners.

– Barbie E. Keiser, Information Resources Management (IRM) Consultant, Washington D.C.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Michael A. Chilton is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His research interests include knowledge management, data analytics, IT worker performance metrics, and IT pedagogy. He has published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Management Information Systems, the Database for Advances in Information Systems, and the Journal of Information Systems Education.
James M. Bloodgood is a Professor of Management at Kansas State University based in Manhattan, KS, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of South Carolina. Prior to his academic career, he worked for General Motors Corporation in the accounting and finance areas. His research is currently focused on organizational change, knowledge management, entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, business ethics, and institutional theory. He has published in a wide variety of journals including Academy of Management Review, Decision Support Systems, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studiess, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Marketing.