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Knowledge and Technology Resources for Knowledge Management Practices of Nonprofit Organizations in Thailand  

Le, Quang Ngoc (Program in Information Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Khon Kaen University, Scientific Management Department, Dong A University)
Tuamsuk, Kulthida (Department of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Khon Kaen University)
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Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice / v.9, no.3, 2021 , pp. 42-55 More about this Journal
Knowledge and technology resources are the most crucial sources for the achievement of sustainable development in competitive advantage. Meanwhile, few empirical studies have clarified the types of knowledge and technology resources that nonprofit organizations (NPOs) use and develop. This study aims to categorize knowledge and technology resources in NPOs that both researchers and practitioners can use to develop the nonprofit sector further. A qualitative research method was used for the study. Data were collected from 31 interviews with senior and founding members of NPOs in Thailand. Analysis of qualitative data identified five critical categories of knowledge resources: human resources, organizational practices, partnership or stakeholder involvement, operational practices, and other resources. This study also illustrates both internal and external technology resources, which are used in sample organizations. The study's findings contribute to developing a body of knowledge management literature related to the knowledge and technology resources of NPOs.
knowledge resources; technology resources; knowledge management; nonprofit organizations; Thailand;
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