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Knowledge management and profitability of the casual dining restaurant in Malaysia

Othman, Abdul Rahim (2008) Knowledge management and profitability of the casual dining restaurant in Malaysia. In: The 4th National Human Resource Management Conference 2008, 17-19 August 2008 , Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson. (Unpublished)

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This study examines the relationship between knowledge management and profitability. A theoretical model that is based on the resource-based view of the firm is developed and tested empirically. The model includes three main components of knowledge management which are knowledge actualization, knowledge dissemination and responsiveness to knowledge where the performance of the firm is measured based on profitability. Survey data of 164 casual dining restaurant’s managers in the Klang Valley, Malaysia was used to test the relationship between the main constructs in the study. Analysis reveals that only responsiveness to knowledge has a positive relationship with profitability. These findings suggest that profitability of the casual dining restaurant in Malaysia depends on how well the restaurant responds to knowledge of its customers, competitors and market conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia and the Negeri Sembilan State Government.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management, restaurant, profitability.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 07:30
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 06:54

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