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Exploring Change and Knowledge Management in Developing Countries: The Case of Iranian Smes

Exploring Change and Knowledge Management in Developing Countries: The Case of Iranian Smes
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Author(s): Mostafa Jafari (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran), Peyman Akhavan (Maleke-Ashtar University of Technology, Iran) and Mohammad Fathian (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch064
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

The main target of this research is to discuss two important strategic management disciplines in some Iranian SMEs. Change management and knowledge management will be discussed simultaneously for taking insight into the topic. Based on review of recent literature, this paper has identified major factors of both management disciplines in the field. For the research methodology, the authors implemented a structured survey. The findings can act as a guideline for change management during KM programs. This study provides an integrated perspective of critical issues for both disciplines in the organizations especially in SMEs of developing countries. It gives invaluable information and guidelines which hopefully will help the leaders to mange essential changes for accomplishing knowledge management through their organizations.

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