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SME Succession Planning and Knowledge Loss Assessment
University of Skövde, School of Business. University of Skövde, Enterprises for the Future. (Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM))ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8469-2427
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2015 (English)In: Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis / [ed] Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos, Lluis Jovell Turró, Robert D. Tennyson, Jingyuan Zhao, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2015, 282-298 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aging workforce will soon lead to a number of retirements in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises(SMEs) that cannot be compensated for by the decreasing pool of succeeding individuals. Consequently,SMEs need to find ways to cope with the demographic challenge and its possible consequences. Otherwise,its capability to act is at risk in situations when critical staff is leaving. This clearly illustrates the needfor a proper succession planning. One that takes into consideration the knowledge at stake. The aim ofthis chapter is to draw attention to the danger of knowledge loss as a consequence of an aging workforceand to discuss three approaches SMEs can use to better understand the knowledge at risk. Set againstthe importance of SMEs in most of the world, the study´s results provide relevant insights into how tocope with knowledge at risk in order to secure the firms´ survivability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2015. 282-298 p.
Keyword [en]
Succession planning; IC audit; Knowledge-at-risk score; Knowledge loss; Knowledge Management; SMEs; Company succession
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Economics and Business
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10382DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6457-9.ch016ISBN: 978-1-4666-6457-9 ISBN: 1-4666-6457-6 ISBN: 978-1-4666-6458-6 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10382DiVA: diva2:770598
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2014-12-12Bibliographically approved

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