Next Article in Journal
Understanding Stakeholder Perceptions of Acceptability and Feasibility of Formal and Informal Planting in Sheffield’s District Parks
Previous Article in Journal
A Multifactorial Approach to Value Supporting Ecosystem Services in Spanish Forests and Its Implications in a Warming World
Previous Article in Special Issue
Predictors of Quality Internship Programs—The Case of Romanian Business and Administration University Education
Article Menu
Issue 2 (January-2) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2019, 11(2), 359; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11020359

Sustainable Knowledge Management and Its Impact on the Performances of Biotechnology Organizations

1
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, 012104, Romania
2
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, 010374, Romania
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 11 December 2018 / Revised: 6 January 2019 / Accepted: 7 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
Full-Text   |   PDF [828 KB, uploaded 21 January 2019]   |  

Abstract

Starting from the findings of specialized studies on knowledge management in the field of biotechnology, this paper aims to present the factors that underline sustainable performances of Romanian biotechnology organizations. Particularly, descriptive analysis of these factors has outlined a picture of the current situation of biotechnology in Romania. The design of an exploratory knowledge management model for organizations in the biotechnology sector was achieved and validated through a panel data model. Starting from a model of growth based on productivity, capital inflow, and human capital, three statistical hypotheses were validated by a time series data panel regression model using EViews 9.0 software. The data were collected for the enterprises active in the field of biotechnology for a period of nine years. The paper highlights the fact that the economic performance of biotechnology organizations is determined by the flow of capital, productivity, and the workforce. Knowledge-based growth strategies are essential in the econometric model presented. Nevertheless, in terms of knowledge management strategies, the sector has not reached its maturity, and full sustainability is not a norm. View Full-Text
Keywords: biotechnology; knowledge management; knowledge transfer; intellectual capital; communication online; quantitative analysis panel data biotechnology; knowledge management; knowledge transfer; intellectual capital; communication online; quantitative analysis panel data
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zbuchea, A.; Pînzaru, F.; Busu, M.; Stan, S.-O.; Bârgăoanu, A. Sustainable Knowledge Management and Its Impact on the Performances of Biotechnology Organizations. Sustainability 2019, 11, 359.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top