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Journal Article

The Role of the HRM in the Construction of KM for the Innovation in Technological SMEs  pp116-125

Thibaut Métailler

© Jun 2016 Volume 14 Issue 2, Editor: Ken Grant, pp89 - 158

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Abstract: The purpose of this research is to show the link between human resources managementŽ and the knowledge management in practice, within technological SMEs. We show that the HRM processes set up by the entrepreneur and his experts collaborators i n fact reveal more implicit KM practices that are deliberately integrated into the organisation through community of practices. The community of practices offers a new opportunity to assist entrepreneur in decision making to innovate by the knowledge man agement. The centrality of the entrepreneur is reduced for the benefit of the members of the community of practices. We used a methodology known as PAR (Participatory Action Research) strongly mobilized in the study context regarding knowledge transmiss ion, training and recruiting. This methodology allows to both meet the organizations expectations in terms of management and knowledge transfer, and data production based on a scientific method.


Keywords: Keywords: Knowledge Management, HRM, communities of practices, Expert, Hightec SMEs


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