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Knowledge Management Awareness within Young Companies with Growth Ambitions: a qualitative case study
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Kunskapshanteringsmedvetande inom unga företag med tillväxtambitioner : en kvalitativ fallstudie (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

A strategy for knowledge in business can prove to be important for business growth.

Objective: This study aims to elucidate the knowledge of knowledge of two young companies with growth ambitions. A company was production oriented in a smaller city in central Sweden, the other company was a consulting firm in Stockholm.

Method: The study is a qualitative case study inspired by (Eisenhardt, 1989). The material is 11 semi-structured transcribed interviews, and notes from the field study. The interviews are analyzed sentence by sentence.

The results show a weak company awareness of Knowledge Management connection to company growth and sustainability. At baseline implementation none of the companies had a deliberately chosen strategy for knowledge management. The result also shows that employees have a desire for transparency in knowledge and sees personal development as an advantage of knowledge management

Abstract [sv]

En strategi för kunskap inom företag kan visa sig vara av betydelse för företagens tillväxt.

Syfte: Denna studie avser att belysa kunskapen om kunskap inom två unga företag med tillväxtambitioner. Ett företag var produktionsinriktat i en mindre ort i Mellansverige, det andra företaget var ett konsultföretag i Stockholm.

Metod: Studien är en kvalitativ fallstudie inspirerat av (Eisenhardt, 1989). Materialet är 11 semi-strukturerade intervjuer som transkriberades, samt noteringar från fältstudien. Intervjuerna är analyserade mening för mening.

Resultatet visar på en svag medvetenhet om kunskapshanteringens betydelse för företagets tillväxt och hållbarhet. Vid studiens genomförande hade inget av företagen en medvetet vald strategi för kunskapshantering. Resultatet visar även på att personalen har en önskan om genomskinlighet i kunskap och ser personlig utveckling som en fördel av kunskapshantering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
Knowledge management, Young Enterprise, Growth
Keyword [sv]
Kunskapshantering, Unga Företag, Tillväxt
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184918OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-184918DiVA: diva2:917757
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Available from: 2016-05-20 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved

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