Collaborative knowledge management for corporate ecological responsibility

Date01 July 2019
Publication Date01 July 2019
AuthorWeiwei Guo
SubjectLibrary & information science,Librarianship/library management,Library technology,Information behaviour & retrieval,Information & knowledge management,Information & communications technology,Internet
Collaborative knowledge
management for corporate
ecological responsibility
Weiwei Guo
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China and
Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, China
Purpose Knowledge has become the basis of enhancing the core competitiveness of enterprises in this era of
knowledge-driven economies. Collaborative knowledge management not only realizes the real-time exchange and
communication of knowledge among different enterprises, but also facilitates the collaboration and integration of
knowledge. Collaborative knowledge management has been successfully applied to different fields. To address the
poor ecological responsibility of enterprises, the purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of collaborative
knowledge management in this research to determine if the evolution of the decision-making process in
collaborative knowledge management is involved in corporate ecological responsibility (CER).
Design/methodology/approach This research established an evolutionary game model of collaborative
knowledge management for CER. The behavioral, evolutionary law and stable behavioral, evolutionary
strategy of the participants was identified according to the replicator dynamics equation. Simulation analysis
was conducted using MATLAB software.
Findings Research results demonstrated that, first, the strategic selection of firms is influenced by cost and
interest coefficients. Second, the strategy, selection of enterprises, is related to the common benefits of
enterprise cooperation. Third, during the systematic evolution and stabilization of strategies, enterprises
adopt the same knowledge strategies.
Originality/value On the basis of the research findings, policy suggestions were proposed to encourage
enterprises to implement collaborative knowledge management strategies in ecological responsibility.
Keywords Management, Simulation analysis, Collaborative knowledge management,
Corporate ecological responsibility, Ecological responsibility, Evolutionary game
Paper type Research paper
1. Introduction
With the continuous progress in the knowledge economy, knowledge has become an
important strategic resource in enterprise d evelopment (Urbancova, 2004). The core value of
knowledgein enterprises has beengradually highlighted.Knowledge is widelyaccepted as the
basis of enhancing the corecompetitiveness of firms.Knowledge managementis conductive to
the implementation of a modelof managerial behaviorwhich is in line with the expectations of
the employees andpromotes the capitalizationon intellectual capital (Mirela andDalia, 2018).
Corporateecological responsibility (CER) emphasizes extendedproducer responsibility, which,
in turn, stresses the reduction of the negative environmental impacts of companies (Hilson,
2011; Hba and Manouar,2018). However, research on CER has just begun. The connotations,
characteristics, contents and forms of enterprise corporate responsibility are still being
explored. The innovation of knowledge on CER is the basis of encouraging firms to assume
ecological responsibilities effectively. Collaborative knowledge management is the organic
combinationof collaborative commerce and knowledgemanagement (Sirbu andSimion, 2018).
The collaborative knowledge chain plays a dominant role, and synchronous knowledge
management, including the acquisition, sharing, innovation and application of knowledge, is
Data Technologies and
Vol. 53 No. 3, 2019
pp. 304-317
© Emerald PublishingLimited
DOI 10.1108/DTA-01-2019-0003
Received 11 January 2019
Revised 8 March 2019
Accepted 31 March 2019
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The work is supported by the Henan Province Philosophy and Social Sciences Project (Grant Nos
2018BSN017 and 2017BJJ079), Henan Province Education Science Research Project of China (Grant No.
18A63000068), and Henan Province Education Department Humanities and Social Sciences General
Research Project (Grant No. 2018-ZDJH-390).

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