Keywords: knowledge management, KM, e–business adoption, electronic business, internet, world wide web, succession, international trading, exporting firms, exports, foreign–owned firms, Thailand, knowledge acquisition, positive impacts, knowledge application, knowledge dissemination, automated business transactions, knowledge–based–businesses, sustainability, sustainable development, sustainable economy
Knowledge management, e–business adoption, and succession of international trading
This study investigated factors that impacted the succession of international trading. By testing the hypotheses on a sample of 169 foreign–owned and Thai owned exporting firms, the results revealed that, among the three components of knowledge management, only knowledge acquisition had a positive impact on the succession of international trading. E–business adoption had a positive impact on knowledge management. E–business adoption had a greater impact than knowledge management on the succession of international trading. However, the target exporting firms exerted high level of knowledge management practices and adopted moderate level of e–business activities. Meanwhile they ranked knowledge application as the highest frequently practices, followed by knowledge acquisition and knowledge dissemination respectively. The findings suggest that effective automated business transaction and knowledge–based–business policy should be encouraged to gain international trading sustainable development.