Knowledge Management more important than CA

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Knowledge Management more important than CA
John T., Greece
An authentic -that means, in simple words: not easy to be copied- Competitive Advantage in the contemporary -that means: complex and continously changing- environment can be only achieved by the continuous Development of Knowledge in every organizational level. Hence the main duty of managers is to contribute to the creation of the proper conditions that allow this Knowledge to be developed. The willingness of managers to learn new things is the first, and most essential, step. Porter's Competitive Advantage Model is a simple theoretical construction, with little use. From the point of view that if every firm in an industry follows his model, then every kind of competition will disappear.

Knowledge Mgt and Competitive Advantage
R. Ntim-Adu, Ghana
For as much as Porter'sCA proposition is important, KM is more important in the sense that whatever an organisation does, it depends on the quality of knowledge and its evolution that brings the necessary differentiation between organisations. Therefore human capital dev't shd be of essence in all that we do.

Knowledge Mgmt, Competitive Advantage and Human involvment
Gilles Chauveau, Consultant, France
When watchers take off from their analysis models and look at critical success factors in action, they have to admit that people motivation, willingness to share and learn, confidence in trying new things, ability to teamwork have a lot to do with CA emergence and duration. The "human factor" is, from my point of view, a major field to work in.



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