Managing knowledge work in Asia Pacific contexts : case studies of Hong Kong SMEs

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-492
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Business Review
Issue number4
Online published3 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


This study explores how knowledge creation and sharing practices are fostered in a sample of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong. Our analysis indicates that three types of managerial interventions – initiating intervention, reinforcing intervention and aligning intervention – are particularly useful to promote knowledge management activities among employees. Such findings provide insights into researchers and managers on the important role of managerial interventions in knowledge management (KM) as well as the idiosyncrasies of KM in SMEs in Chinese societies.

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  • Case study, Hong Kong, knowledge management, managerial intervention, motivation, small- and medium-sized enterprises