Relations Between Knowledge Management, Revenues and Numbers of Employees in Companies Graduated by Incubators.

  • Cicero Aparecido Bezerra Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Carlos Olavo Quandt Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Revenues, Number of Employees, Graduated Companies.

Abstract

The article analyzes the existence of similarities between companies graduated in incubators with regard to the perceived effectiveness of some Knowledge Management (KM) practices in relation to the number of employees and revenues. This study was elaborated from the findings that there is a lack of researches that seek to associate KM to the number of employees, as well as the companies’ revenues. Furthermore, a research was applied in graduated companies by incubators, because of their importance in the creation of sustainable organizations. This is a quantitative analysis, performed with bivariate tests. The results indicate that, in 66.67% of the cases, the most effective perceptions of KM practices were found in companies that have more employees. In relation to revenues, the pattern repeats itself in only 40% of the groups formed by this variable. Although in the remaining cases there were no statistically significant differences, in the absolute majority of cases, the greater perceptions of efficacy are associated to organizations that reported a greater number of employees, as well as to those that belong to the higher revenues classes.

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Author Biographies

Cicero Aparecido Bezerra, Universidade Federal do Paraná
Professor do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção da Universidade Federal do Paraná – Curitiba-PR, Brasil Doutor em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina e pós-Doutor em Gestão Estratégica da Informação e do Conhecimento pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Carlos Olavo Quandt, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Professor Titular do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – Curitiba-PR, Brasil Ph. D. em Urban Planning pela University of California Los Angeles
Published
2013-12-02
How to Cite
Bezerra, C., & Quandt, C. (2013). Relations Between Knowledge Management, Revenues and Numbers of Employees in Companies Graduated by Incubators. REGE Revista De Gestão, 20(4), 537-556. Retrieved from http://www.revistas.usp.br/rege/article/view/99939
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