• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Book chapter

A Flexible Organizational Structure as a way of Knowledge Management in SMEs

P. 549-557.
Tyulkova N.

The latest researches and a wide range of literature emphasize that modern society is at a new stage of economic development when the quality and rate of continuous education of people and organizations plays a major role. It is not enough anymore to have visible assets and resources (land, capital and labor); the company’s success is determined by the ability and capability to use these resources and, as a result, to gain competitive advantage. Now, intellectual capital of more than 90% of enterprises from Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and USA exceeds the balance value. According to the rating of the biggest companies published by the Financial Times, each year the quantity of companies providing financial and IT services increases. Described by its “greater reliance on intellectual capabilities than on physical inputs” (Powell & Snellman, 2004), the economy places importance on human and intellectual capital. However, intellectual capital associated with knowledge is often very difficult to formalize, describe and manage. 

In book

Edited by: J. Rooney, V. Murthy. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2014.