Economics
  • ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Knowledge Management and Entrepreneurial Orientation 

in Mexican Small Business


Sandra Yesenia Pinzón-Castro, Gonzalo Maldonado Guzman, Jose Felipe Soriano Suárez del Real

(Autonomous University of Aguascaliente, México)


Abstract: Knowledge management and entrepreneurial orientation are considered in the current literature of business and management sciences not only as two intangible resources valued by enterprises, especially by small and medium-size enterprises ones (SMEs), but also as two constructs that have a close bond. Therefore, when organizations increase significantly the level of knowledge management produced inside and outside, especially SMEs, there is usually also an improvement in the level of entrepreneurial orientation which enables them to have better results than other enterprises that do not have a good management of their knowledge. Hence, this empirical research aims to analyze the existing relation between knowledge management and entrepreneurial orientation by using a sample of 316 SMEs from Aguascalientes State (Mexico). The results obtained in this investigation show that knowledge management has a positive and significant influence in entrepreneurial orientation.


Key words: knowledge management; entrepreneurial orientation; small business
JEL codes: M10




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