Awareness: A Study of Knowledge Management Adoption Amongst Iranian SMEs
Now-a-days, companies that are unaware of Knowledge Management (KM) and its concepts are considered illiterate in business context. In order to thrive in this turbulent market, a company must be familiar with all concepts pertaining to its intellectual assets, i.e. KM, KM strategy, KM processes, its knowledge workers and all other activities involved in managing intangible assets. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as drivers of economical growth play a major role in prosperity and innovativeness of almost all countries worldwide. In this paper, a sample of 63 SMEs in north of Iran is drawn for data analysis. Obstacles and issues regarding KM are clearly stated and the degree of their awareness toward KM concepts is measured.