Antecedents of Knowledge Acquisition in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises


Knowledge Acquisition
Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
Manufacturing; Domestic
Knowledge-Based Theory

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Gligah, B. K. G., Norzaidahwati Zaidin, & Eugene Okyere-Kwakye. (2020). Antecedents of Knowledge Acquisition in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises . Journal of Management Info, 7(2), 76-91.


Knowledge acquisition has gained several research areas, such as human resources, marketing, finance, performance, and so forth. It has been acknowledged as an essential path for business success. While firms recognize the importance of knowledge acquisition to enhance business performance, previous literature indicates that SME’s are limited in knowledge acquisition efforts corroborated by the limited research in knowledge sources. For SMEs, knowledge acquisition can be identified as a vital variable as its absence may often hamper the leverage of attaining firm objectives. The frugality of research in discussing the antecedent factors in knowledge acquisition unequivocally, in the Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises is the motivation for the present study. Based on previous studies the study develops a conceptual framework to suggest a relationship between knowledge acquisition and four antecedent factors (domestic knowledge, market knowledge, technological knowledge, and environmental knowledge). A Questionnaire is proposed to collect data and Smart PLS would be used to analyze the data.

Conclusion/Recommendations: This study attempts to discuss some of the precursor variables that can affect knowledge acquisition.


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