Publication detail

The Use of Knowledge Management in Marketing Communication of Small and Medium-Sized Companies

MRÁČEK, P. MUCHA, M.

Original Title

The Use of Knowledge Management in Marketing Communication of Small and Medium-Sized Companies

English Title

The Use of Knowledge Management in Marketing Communication of Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The article is involved in the application of knowledge management in marketing communication of small and medium-sized companies. The focus of presented article is given on communication of shops selling outdoor apparel in the territory of the Czech Republic. In consideration of popularity of outdoor apparel among Czech customers small and medium-sized producers and retailers should use their knowledge, should co-ordinate such knowledge purposefully, thus addressing their customers more precisely. The reason of our focus on small and medium-sized companies is also the fact that large store chains, selling sport clothing, represent a strong competition, liquidating both local producers and retailers. Manufacture and distribution of outdoor apparel does not concentrate on consumer market; industrial market represents a strong share, too. Therefore, monitoring of individual markets is rather important, as well as implementation of completely new approaches into the company processes. Based on this fact the authors focus on competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies, which are recommended to communicate with maximal use of knowledge management. Results of the marketing communication research with subsequent connection of the use of knowledge management principles add a new dimension to the area of this focus. Research carried-out in the area of customers in the outdoor apparel segment and knowledge management form the base for the elaboration of this article. The outputs of said article are based on the internal research of marketing communication of suppliers of apparel and retailers active in the outdoor apparel segment in the Czech Republic.

English abstract

The article is involved in the application of knowledge management in marketing communication of small and medium-sized companies. The focus of presented article is given on communication of shops selling outdoor apparel in the territory of the Czech Republic. In consideration of popularity of outdoor apparel among Czech customers small and medium-sized producers and retailers should use their knowledge, should co-ordinate such knowledge purposefully, thus addressing their customers more precisely. The reason of our focus on small and medium-sized companies is also the fact that large store chains, selling sport clothing, represent a strong competition, liquidating both local producers and retailers. Manufacture and distribution of outdoor apparel does not concentrate on consumer market; industrial market represents a strong share, too. Therefore, monitoring of individual markets is rather important, as well as implementation of completely new approaches into the company processes. Based on this fact the authors focus on competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies, which are recommended to communicate with maximal use of knowledge management. Results of the marketing communication research with subsequent connection of the use of knowledge management principles add a new dimension to the area of this focus. Research carried-out in the area of customers in the outdoor apparel segment and knowledge management form the base for the elaboration of this article. The outputs of said article are based on the internal research of marketing communication of suppliers of apparel and retailers active in the outdoor apparel segment in the Czech Republic.

Keywords

Knowledge Management; Marketing Communication; SME; Value Co-Creation

RIV year

2014

Released

01.09.2014

Location

Madrid

Pages from

185

Pages to

192

Pages count

8

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT113234,
  author="Pavel {Mráček} and Martin {Mucha}",
  title="The Use of Knowledge Management in Marketing Communication of Small and Medium-Sized Companies",
  annote="The article is involved in the application of knowledge management in marketing communication of small and medium-sized companies. The focus of presented article is given on communication of shops selling outdoor apparel in the territory of the Czech Republic. In consideration of popularity of outdoor apparel among Czech customers small and medium-sized producers and retailers should use their knowledge, should co-ordinate such knowledge purposefully, thus addressing their customers more precisely. The reason of our focus on small and medium-sized companies is also the fact that large store chains, selling sport clothing, represent a strong competition, liquidating both local producers and retailers. Manufacture and distribution of outdoor apparel does not concentrate on consumer market; industrial market represents a strong share, too. Therefore, monitoring of individual markets is rather important, as well as implementation of completely new approaches into the company processes. Based on this fact the authors focus on competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies, which are recommended to communicate with maximal use of knowledge management. Results of the marketing communication research with subsequent connection of the use of knowledge management principles add a new dimension to the area of this focus. Research carried-out in the area of customers in the outdoor apparel segment and knowledge management form the base for the elaboration of this article. The outputs of said article are based on the internal research of marketing communication of suppliers of apparel and retailers active in the outdoor apparel segment in the Czech Republic.",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Strategic Innovative Marketing (IC-SIM 2014)",
  chapter="113234",
  doi="10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.1190",
  edition="Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences",
  howpublished="online",
  number="175",
  year="2014",
  month="september",
  pages="185--192",
  type="conference paper"
}