Knowledge creation in entrepreneurial firms : the role of real estate management activities

Sik Wah Fong, P. Dettwiler

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Abstract

How does the educational level of workers affect knowledge creation in entrepreneurial firms? Entrepreneurial firms have a particular vulnerability, which is their human capital, and require particular management skills to prevent losses. This article interweaves the disciplines of knowledge management and entrepreneurship, where the purpose is to develop a model that depicts the knowledge creation relationship of entrepreneurial firms in particular and its environmental context related to real estate management. This article is based on the results of a survey in Sweden that consisted of an investigation of the offices of 967 enlisted growth firms covering the entire country, forming a basis for further theoretical development. This finding suggests that education level has a gravitational character according to traditional location theories. The empirical findings create a basis for conceptualising a model of knowledge creation in entrepreneurial (in contrast to conservative) firms performing under dynamic and competitive environments. Three concepts from the theories of entrepreneurship are transferred to real estate management factors where the educational level of staff would play a significant role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages477-484
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventCIB W070 International Conference in Facilities Management -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceCIB W070 International Conference in Facilities Management
Period1/01/08 → …

Keywords

  • Knowledge
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workplace
  • Growth firm

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