Information management and knowledge sharing in supply chains operating in Brazil

This article seeks to answer the following research question: how do enterprises within an automotive supply chain manage inter–organisational information and share knowledge? To this end, this study offers an analysis of the state of the inter–organisational information management and knowledge sharing in a supply chain in the Brazilian automotive sector. The research follows a qualitative approach. The study revisits models by Davenport (1997) and Dyer and Nobeoka (2000) aimed to incorporate particularities from the supply chain analysis by conducting a case study in the Brazilian automotive sector. Information exchanged and knowledge shared within the automotive chain is basically operational in nature and the phenomena occur at layers: unilaterally, bilaterally and multilaterally. Power and technology are elements that need to be balanced to achieve the effective management of inter–organisational information management and knowledge sharing. This paper highlights the relation between information management and knowledge sharing in an automotive supply chain.

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  • Accession Number: 01483068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2013 11:56AM