The Analysis of the Impact of Selected Elements of Knowledge Management on the Functioning of the Enterprise

Abstract :

Knowledge has become the basis for understanding the processes taking place in the environment, the relationships between individual market entities and the effects of individual resource allocation models – which leads to build a unique competitive advantage. The review of definitions allows to state that knowledge management in enterprises is a complex, multi-aspect process requiring the implementation of a number of interrelated mechanisms and instruments. Only a well-constructed, implemented and modified system of knowledge management can ensure achieving the intended goals.

In this paper the attempt of identification and evaluation of selected elements of knowledge management was made. The analysis was conducted in area of communication and transfer of knowledge in enterprises in Poland in the context of their size and specificity of activity. The study was made in the group of 105 enterprises located in the southern part of Poland. This paper presents the results of research on the area of communication and knowledge transfer.