Spadaro, Maria Rosaria (2016) The knowledge management in small and medium enterprises and the quality management approaches in service-oriented architecture. [Tesi di dottorato]

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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Lingua: English
Title: The knowledge management in small and medium enterprises and the quality management approaches in service-oriented architecture
Creators:
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Spadaro, Maria Rosariamariarosaria.spadaro@unina.it
Date: 29 March 2016
Number of Pages: 126
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Ingegneria Industriale
Scuola di dottorato: Ingegneria industriale
Dottorato: Science and technology management
Ciclo di dottorato: 27
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
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Zollo, Giuseppegiuseppe.zollo@unina.it
Tutor:
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Esposito, EmilioUNSPECIFIED
Date: 29 March 2016
Number of Pages: 126
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management; small and medium enterprises; service-oriented architecture; quality attributes
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-IND/35 - Ingegneria economico-gestionale
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 08:21
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/10794

Abstract

The thesis is organized into two different sections: the first one deals with the knowledge management (KM) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the second one deals with the quality management approaches in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The first research topic arises from the awareness that knowledge fertilization is crucial for SMEs competitiveness and to improve network collaboration. Nevertheless, while there is an abundance of studies describing how large companies are successfully exploiting knowledge management practices, regarding SMEs the framework is still fragmented. The Ph.D. program has been aimed at publishing two journal articles: the first one is a literature review, which provides the state of art of KM in SMEs and the second one is an empirical paper, which addresses the research questions emerging from the analysis of the literature review. The research questions concern the barriers hindering the spread of KM practices in SMEs, the main knowledge management systems (KMSs) adopted by SMEs and the impact of the use of KM practices on SME performance; they were subsequently addressed through a field analysis conducted on a sample of SMEs, adopting fuzzy set theory as methodology. Therefore the first section of this thesis is structured as a collection of these two published articles. The second section deals with the quality management approaches in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), this research topic arises from the needs to investigate services quality techniques since there is a vast literature concerning the software quality metrics within an object-oriented environment, but this framework cannot be applied to SOA systems. This study attempted to fill this gap presenting the results of a literature review on this topic; the outcomes of the review provide a valuable understanding of the best researched areas and the areas of SOA quality which are poorly investigated. In order to give an answer to one of the retrieved research questions emerging from the analysis of the literature review and concerning the lack of case studies, an empirical analysis on SOA services performance has been carried out in an important telecommunications company by an efficiency analysis. Finally the work’ conclusions are presented which sum up both the knowledge management prospect that the SOA prospect.

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