Investigating the role of knowledge and social capital management on achieving competitive advantage (Case study: Behpak Industrial Company)

Document Type : Original Article

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1 Rasht Islamic Azad University, Iran

2 Babol Islamic Azad University, Iran

Abstract

In a knowledge-based economy, products and organizations survive and expire based on knowledge. The most successful organizations are those who use this intangible asset better and faster. Today, social capital and knowledge are used to create and increase organizational value, and the success of an organization depends on its ability to manage these scarce resources. Therefore, in this study, the role of knowledge and social capital management on gaining a competitive advantage in Behpak Industrial Company in December 2016 will be investigated. The 165 statistical sample population are the managers, deputies and experts of the company, which is 165 people. The statistical sample is estimated to be 118 people according to Morgan table. Data analysis is performed by Kolmogorov-Smirnov and regression tests. The results show a positive and significant effect of knowledge and social capital management and their dimensions on gaining a competitive advantage in Behpak Industrial Company.

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