In this paper, we look into knowledge leakages and ways to address them. It is conducted from the point of view of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as their specific attributes create unique challenges. Based on a discussion of the relevant fields, ways are presented in order to reduce the danger of knowledge leakages. In view of practitioners, the paper’s findings may enable an increased awareness towards the areas where existing knowledge is at the mercy of “leakage”. This can assist managers of SMEs to better cope with risks related to knowledge leakage and, therefore, better exploit the (limited) knowledge base available.
Durst, S., & Ferenhof, H. (2014). Knowledge Leakages and Ways to Reduce Them in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Information, 5(3), 440–450. https://doi.org/10.3390/info5030440