Identify Dynamic Capabilities of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Process Capabilities; and Prioritizing Dynamic Capabilities by FUZZY AHP

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Management, Bafgh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bafgh, Iran


Abstract. The main purpose of this paper is investigation and identification the concept of dynamic capabilities and clarifying the relationship between these capabilities with the knowledge management process capabilities. As expected, the results showed a positive relationship between these two concepts. This paper includes three main sections. In first section, we identify the concept of process capabilities of knowledge management and dynamic capabilities and then examining different levels of these capabilities. In the second section, we explain that there is a close relationship between these two capabilities in such a way that they can be interdependent, and finally in the third section, dynamic capabilities have been prioritized based on their level of importance in gaining sustainable competitive advantage and increasing organizational performance. For this purpose, Method Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process is applied to examine the variables. Three variables Knowledge generation, Knowledge exploitation and knowledge recombination have been considered as main indicators. In order to prioritize the criteria in terms of importance and the role they play in the organization, a questionnaire distributed and collected among senior managers of knowledge management field has been used.


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Volume 2, Issue 4 - Serial Number 8
October 2016
Pages 57-74
  • Receive Date: 25 January 2014
  • Revise Date: 25 February 2014
  • Accept Date: 25 May 2014
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2016