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Aligning tacit knowledge and competitive advantage: a resource-based view.

Osobajo, Oluyomi; Bjeirmi, Bassam

Authors

Oluyomi Osobajo

Bassam Bjeirmi



Abstract

This paper investigates the role of tacit knowledge in establishing competitive advantage using the resource-based view (RBV) theory. A framework for studying tacit knowledge, organisational performance, value creation and competitive advantage is introduced and used to analyse the oil and gas industry. The findings show that value creation and improved organisational performance play a mediating role between tacit knowledge and competitive advantage. On the one hand, the findings suggest an indirect relationship between tacit knowledge and competitive advantage, and it was instrumental when directed at creating avenues for improving organisational performance and innovations, i.e. value creation, which places an organisation in a competitive advantage position. On the other hand, organisational performance, which has a direct relationship with value creation has an indirect relationship with a competitive advantage.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal International journal of knowledge management studies
Print ISSN 1743-8268
Electronic ISSN 1743-8276
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation OSOBAJO, O. and BJEIRMI, B. [2020]. Aligning tacit knowledge and competitive advantage: a resource-based view. International journal of knowledge management studies [online], (In Press). Available from: https://www.inderscienc...hcoming.php?jcode=ijkms
Keywords Resource-based view; Tacit knowledge; Organisational performance; Value creation; Competitive advantage; Upstream oil and gas sector
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