Knowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEs

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619136
Title:
Knowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEs
Authors:
Madonado-Guzman, Gonzalo; Lopez-Torres, Gabriela Citlalli; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo ( 0000-0002-5493-877X ) ; Kumar, Vikas; Martinez-Covarrubias, Juan Luis
Abstract:
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between knowledge management and creation of intellectual property within the context of small and medium size manufacturing enterprises. Design/methodology/approach – A hypothesis was formulated and tested using structural equation modelling. Data were collected through an instrument that was developed based on key constructs adapted from the literature and that was first validated using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. A Cronbach’s alpha test was also conducted and the Composite Reliability Index was calculated to ensure reliability of the theoretical model. The instrument was distributed among manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Aguascalientes region of Mexico, from were 125 valid responses were obtained. Findings – In general, the results indicate that knowledge management has positive effects on the creation of intellectual property in manufacturing SMEs. This suggests that SMEs can create more intellectual property if they dedicate more efforts to the management of knowledge. Practical implications – The implication of this research and its findings may inform the strategies formulated by policy makers, and the managerial practices that manufacturing SMEs can adopt to protect their knowledge. Originality/value – Evidence suggests that studies focused on investigating the relationship between knowledge and intellectual property are limited. This paper provides a refined understanding of the relationship between knowledge management and intellectual property creation.
Affiliation:
The University of Derby
Citation:
Madonado-Guzman, G., Lopez-Torres, G.C., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Martinez- Covarrubias, J.L. (2016), “Knowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEs”, Management Research Review, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 830-850.
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Management Research Review
Issue Date:
Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619136
DOI:
10.1108/MRR-02-2015-0024
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/MRR-02-2015-0024
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorMadonado-Guzman, Gonzaloen
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Torres, Gabriela Citlallien
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturoen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikasen
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Covarrubias, Juan Luisen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T13:05:32Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-31T13:05:32Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-
dc.identifier.citationMadonado-Guzman, G., Lopez-Torres, G.C., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Martinez- Covarrubias, J.L. (2016), “Knowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEs”, Management Research Review, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 830-850.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/MRR-02-2015-0024en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/619136-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between knowledge management and creation of intellectual property within the context of small and medium size manufacturing enterprises. Design/methodology/approach – A hypothesis was formulated and tested using structural equation modelling. Data were collected through an instrument that was developed based on key constructs adapted from the literature and that was first validated using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. A Cronbach’s alpha test was also conducted and the Composite Reliability Index was calculated to ensure reliability of the theoretical model. The instrument was distributed among manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Aguascalientes region of Mexico, from were 125 valid responses were obtained. Findings – In general, the results indicate that knowledge management has positive effects on the creation of intellectual property in manufacturing SMEs. This suggests that SMEs can create more intellectual property if they dedicate more efforts to the management of knowledge. Practical implications – The implication of this research and its findings may inform the strategies formulated by policy makers, and the managerial practices that manufacturing SMEs can adopt to protect their knowledge. Originality/value – Evidence suggests that studies focused on investigating the relationship between knowledge and intellectual property are limited. This paper provides a refined understanding of the relationship between knowledge management and intellectual property creation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/MRR-02-2015-0024en
dc.subjectMexico, Knowledge management, SMEs, Manufacturing, Intellectual propertyen
dc.titleKnowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalManagement Research Reviewen
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