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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 119) Last page : ( 127)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2019.00020.9

Understanding the effect of Knowledge management on the innovation of industrial firms in Sudan

Ibrahim Siddig Balal1,*, Mohamed Anwar Tebein2, Abker Adam Yagoub3

1Associate professor of Business Administration-marketing, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain

2Department of Business Administration, College of Business Studies-Sudan University of Science & Technology, Khartoum, Sudan, anwaralsadatteben@gmail.com

3Assistant professor of Business Administration, Faculty of Economic & Commercial studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan, adamyagoub85@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.siddig.balal@gulfuniversity.edu.bh

Online published on 3 January, 2020.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between knowledge management processes (knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing, and knowledge storing and knowledge application) and innovation capabilities (incremental and radical) in theindustrialsector in Sudan. The study employed the quantitative method via convenience sampling; the population was the 208 managers of the industrial firm response rate of 90 percent. Data from the study were collected analyzed using descriptive statistics, person correlation and path analysis through using SPSS version 23, analysis of moments of structure version 25 in Structural Equation Modeling demonstrates some empirical supports to the model of this study. The result of this study revealed that only knowledge application was found positive and significant predictor on incremental innovation, knowledge management (acquisition, sharing, storing) is not significant to innovation capabilities.this study focuses only on the service sector. Also, the data were only collected from single respondents in an organization.

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Keywords

Knowledge management processes, knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing, and knowledge storing and knowledge application, innovation capabilities, incremental and radical.

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