Knowledge management in developing regions: The case of Valle de Aburrá, Colombia

Walter Darío Castro-Ramírez, Martine Gadille, Juan Ramón Gallego-Bono, Margarita Ramírez-Carmona

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    This study aims to identify the components of a knowledge management (KM) model to support innovation governance in a Colombian cosmetics cluster. The inter-organisational management of knowledge applied to innovation governance, and the perspective of endogenous economic development emphasises the structural specificities of developing countries. In line with this objective, the community-based participatory research (CBPR) and Delphi methods were combined to collect information from the cluster's different stakeholders, among them dependent shareholders who expressed their views through spokespersons. In an initial stage, a knowledge management model was built. After a second stage with a planning exercise, it integrates organisational and contextualisation proposals, together with the specificities of each of the cluster's stakeholders.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)128-154
    Number of pages27
    JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2019

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    This article has also benefited from research done for a doctoral thesis funded by the Prebel Company.

    Publisher Copyright:
    Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.


    • Columbia
    • Community-based participatory action research
    • Cosmetics
    • Cosmetics cluster
    • Dependent stakeholders
    • Developing regions
    • Endogenous knowledge
    • Governance
    • Knowledge management
    • Knowledge management model
    • Knowledge-based development
    • Minority groups
    • Territory


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