Knowledge management practices in Indian manufacturing MSMEs: Challenges and opportunities

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Possession of knowledge is important in industries, but management of knowledge becomes even more important in manufacturing Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs), even as they try to stay ahead in competitive global and domestic markets. Many organizations like ministries / government departments, bilateral & multilateral agencies, academic, research & development institutions, implementing & executing agencies and industrial associations have played a vital role in shaping the knowledge base of Indian manufacturing SMEs. However, it has been observed that there is very little awareness about the activities of these key organizations among SMEs and academia. This paper aims to bridge the gap between knowledge sources and recipients by creating that awareness between the two. This study also explains how effectively MSMEs and academia can mutually enrich exchange of knowledge, opportunities and networks.

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Chawan, A., & Vasudevan, H. (2014). Knowledge management practices in Indian manufacturing MSMEs: Challenges and opportunities. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 97, pp. 1784–1787). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.331

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