Running head: Key Features of a Good Knowledge Management Strategy for an SME to Achieve a Competitive Advantage
Key Features of a Good Knowledge Management Strategy for an SME to Achieve a Competitive Advantage Objectives of the study
➢ To establish the concentration of small and medium enterprises in the U.K ➢ To identify the knowledge management strategies available for small and medium enterprises in the U.K ➢ To critically evaluate the most effective knowledge management strategies that small and medium enterprises in the U.K can adopt to achieve a competitive advantage. ➢ To critically review the features of an affective knowledge management capable of giving small and medium enterprises across the U.K a competitive advantage in the SME market Literature Review
Small and medium enterprises, commonly referred to as SMEs are essential elements in, not only the United Kingdom but also to the different economies across the world (Weick 2003). The SMEs are commonly described as institutions sitting on pletiful of knowledge that is entailed within the head of individuals. Moreover, according so several research studies, this knowledge is usually contained but scattered through a number of information systems that are entailed within the organization (Weick 2003). As such, these systems of informations are useful to any business as they host a number of important notions, which an organization can not function without. These aspects includde; databases, procedures, policies, articulated expertise as well as well as a great deal of expertise entailed in the employees of that institution (Weick 2003). For a small and Medium Enterprise to acess the scattered knoweledge, it requires technology. As Such, technology is greatly essential as it tends to consolidae the information systems. With a consolidated information system, the employees within the SME are not only motivated but also encouraged to utilize this kind of system and thereby sharing knowledge. In The U.K, the English as well as the Scottish economies have been regarded small and medium enterprises highly as the vast majority of new job opportunities are attributable top them in regard to the past couple of years (Beijerse, R.P., 2007). For instance, in 1996, small and medium businesses across the U.K made a great contribution to gross national product, that is, 50 percent of the total G.NP. In addition to this, Small and medium enterprises was found to have employed 55 percent of the total employment in the U.K (Beijerse, R.P., 2007). The Gvernments across these two countries have therefore come to see the need to safeguard these SMEs and as such, it encourages them to adopt a nowledge management strategy that will increase their importance to the economies (Handzic and Agahari, 2004). Contemporarily, the Small and Medium enterprises are striving to outdo eah other in an effort towards becoming a market leader. As such, it has necessaitred them to adopt the most effective knowledge management strategies that will give them an upperhand in the market (Beijerse, R.P., 2007). Before applying any knowledge management strategy in the snmall and medium enterprise, it is essential that the conerned management take a keen insight on the feature that make up the knowledge Handzic and Agahari (2004). In its context, it is perceived that knowledge contain some essential and fundamental features which are; Tacit as well as explicit features (Lim and Klobas, 2000). As such, knowledge can either be constituted of either feature. According to Handzic and Agahari (2004), the explicit feature attributabe to knowledge is that makes knowledge become not only transfarable but also codified as well as articulated in an easy way. An example of the explicit knowledge includes; diagrams, manuals, chart, pictures as well as...
...Sample Title Page for ResearchProposal
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A Proposal Submitted
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
the Bachelor of Science/Arts (Hons)
Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation
(Month, Date, Year)
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A Format for ResearchProposals
A researchproposal is a written specification of an intended research, which clearly outlines the context of the study as well as why and how it will be conducted. However, these should only be seen as guidelines, meaning that deviations are possible, if necessary/appropriate and according to the supervisor(s) advice.
The title (topic) of the proposal should ‘accurately’ reflect the scope and content of the study in not more than 20 words. It should be concise yet precise and able to outline the core issue of the study. There are cases where a subtitle is added to define the scope.
Introduce the topic, the sector of business or industry concerned and how the project relates to it
Statement of the problem...
Please note that instructions (in italics) should be deleted and replaced by the appropriate entries. The word guides are a maximum. The proposal should include a list of references and a timeframe. The word count is 2500 – 3000.
Give a clear and succinct title, indicating the problem area around which the research will be undertaken.
Include a description of the background to your topic.
Explain why you have chosen the topic - give both business and personal reasons.
Aim of the project
Introduction and Business Reasons 325
Personal Reasons 75
3. Preliminary Review of the Literature
Give a brief critical review of the literature that you have read in writing the proposal. This should include current sources. Don’t forget to give a list of sources used (a minimum of 6) - use the Harvard Referencing system.
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Justify the need for the research.
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4. Research Questions
Here you should write your research questions as they emerge from the background and critical literature review.
4.1 Research Objectives
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REQUEST FOR RESEARCHPROPOSALS IN CANCER BIOLOGY
DBT invites applications from eligible scientists/group of scientists for setting-up:
1. Units of Excellence (UOE) which are proposed for strengthening research resources around leaders in cancer biology with national relevance but global competitiveness; where leaders would be defined as the Core Investigator (CI) with key publications in key direction/domain of cancer biology; who may be at any stage of career development but with proven leadership as evidenced by the publications. Applications for UOE could be in the form of Individual Grants or small Team-driven Grant;
UOE extends the possibility for career enhancement of the Core Investigator as well as of the entire team engaged in the research. Career development opportunities in the form of young investigator’s awards (10-15 in number, both for Ph.D & Post Ph.D) under each UOE, national & overseas fellowships, training in different labs, workshops/conferences etc. may be included as part of the Human Resource development. UOE may be for a period of 5 years with possibility of extension for another term.
2. Virtual National Cancer Institute (VNCI): DBT is also contemplating virtually connecting the "Existing Excellence in Small Places" in cancer research by setting up a Virtual National Cancer Institute. The purpose is to connect competence in Basic biology/clinical...
...Importance of motivation for sales people in insurance business in Bangladesh
Nazim Uddin Khan
The current research is undertaken as a research project in the M.Phil program at the Department of Marketing of Jahangirnagar University. The study is carried out to find out the importance of motivation for sales people in insurance business in Bangladesh.
2. Background of the study
The market of Bangladesh is familiar with insurance business since 1971. In our country there are …… insurance companies are operating their business. In this business, sales persons play the biggest role, which is to convince the people for making insurance contracts in their company. For this reason, sales persons have to try and do the best performance to increase the sales of the company as well as their commission. Most employees do this, but some do not. Why? Because, they are not motivated. Motivation is the process to convince someone or making someone to do any job by him/herself. Motivation has a great impact in business. It makes employees willing to do their job perfectly. We need to point out the impact of motivation for sales person.
3. Objective of the study
The purpose of the study is to find out the importance of motivation for sales people in insurance business in Bangladesh. Specially, the research should provide information to the following questions:
I. Is the sales volume decreasing day by day because of...
...PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP
Proposal is an essential marketing tool for development organizations that build initial professional relationship between an organization and donor. A good idea with improper write up/presentation fails to achieve donors therefore fund raising development organization depends on skilled proposal development staff to survive, the proposal writing officers work tirelessly to keep their organizations afloat. Proposal writing in the development sector is a very competitive and equally labor intensive. In the absence of good ideas, effective presenting skills and strategies most organizations will not grow and will collapse in the formative years. Effective project designing skills ensures sustainability for projects.
Civil society support program have identified proposal writing as a real need among many organizations in Sindh and have dedicated time and energy for capacity building in this critical area. Few donors have called for proposals by the end of January, 2013, so the CSSP has planned to focus upon those donors and would help the CSOs/NGOs/ CBOs to submit their proposals by learning all features of the proposal writing.
At the end of this two day workshop the participants will have comprehensible understanding about:
* Orientation about the donor’s requirements....
STAFF TRAINING ON MICROSOFT OFFICE PROGRAMS
Training Companies and Trainers
AeroOne Marketing Solutions
April 16, 2011
1.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPANY
AeroOne Marketing Solutions is a complete marketing, advertising, graphic design, public relations and consulting services agency specializing in the professional beauty business. We actively work with professional salons, day spas, skin care centers, cosmetology academies, plastic surgeons, medical centers, beauty industry manufacturers, distributors, associations and entrepreneurial beauty industry ventures from across North America.
The goals of AeroOne is to become the leader in marketing and advertising. We would like to bridge the gap between companies and their current and prospective clients. We would also like to provide professional support and offer expert marketing solutions to meet their marketing goals.
2.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT
2.1 PROJECT GOALS
The project goals are to train the current staff in the entire core Microsoft Office programs like Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The staff will be able to complete tasks using these applications and find alternative ways of doing business.
2.3 PROJECT TIME ALLOCATION
The time allocated to complete this project is 14 days. This will provide 2 ½ days to complete training for each program.
2.4 PROJECT BUDGET
...ResearchProposal and Proposal Review
Part 1: ResearchProposal
The ResearchProposal is a formal paper in which the learner is given the opportunity to propose a research study to investigate a relevant health care topic of interest. You do not need to carry out the study. The ResearchProposal should demonstrate understanding of the reading as well as the implications of new knowledge. The 10-12 page double-spaced paper (excluding title and reference pages) should integrate the course reading and class discussions into work and life experiences. It may include explanation and examples from previous experiences as well as implications for future applications. Your ResearchProposal is expected to reflect master’s level thinking and reflection in addition to a solid demonstration of your understanding of statistical analyses.
The purpose of the ResearchProposal is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of biostatistics.
The ResearchProposal should focus on real life, real time application of topics covered in this course; of both the uses you have seen and the uses you can envision.
You must pick one of the following topics for your...
...WRITING A RESEARCHPROPOSAL
Writing a proposal is not an easy task for anyone, and it may be especially difficult if you have not done one before or if you have not done much writing. The job takes diligence, commitment and hard work. But all the hard work is well worth it.
The Format of a ResearchProposal
Here is a basic outline of what should be contained in a researchproposal and a few comments on each of these sections.
a. The problem statement
b. A rationale for the research (statement of the research objectives)
d. Definition of terms
e. Summary including a restatement of the problem
2. A review of the relevant literature
a. The importance of the question being asked
b. The current status of the topic
c. The relationship between literature and problem statement
d. Summary including a restatement of the relationships between the important variables under consideration and how these relationships are important to the hypothesis proposed in the introduction
3. Research methodology
a. Participants (including a description and selection procedures)
b. Research design
c. Data collection plans
i. Operational definition of all variables
ii. Reliability and validity of instruments
iii. Results of pilot studies...