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GONCALVES, Luciano Czermainski; LIMA, Edson Pinheiro de  and  COSTA, Sérgio Eduardo Gouvêa da. Knowledge management practices study in cooperatives organisations. Prod. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.1, pp.163-189. ISSN 1980-5411.

Organisations are developing an in-dept change process on how they design and implement their business strategies. A special attention is given to knowledge management, as they recognize the potential strategic value that this resource could have. This paper presents the results of a research project, which main goal is to identify and represent the positioning of a set of cooperative organizations related to the adoption of knowledge practices. The results of five case studies are presented; they are defined in a universe of twenty two cooperatives business units in Parana South East region. The study presents the development and test of an analysis procedure named 'Adoption Matrix'. Based on results, it is identified the knowledge management functions and practices presence, however, they are incomplete in the sense of a knowledge management model implementation.

Keywords : Knowledge management models; knowledge management functions; knowledge management practices; cooperative organisations.

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