International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Influence of Innovation Activities and Knowledge Management on the Production Processes for a Higher Level of Competitiveness of Mexican SMEs
Héctor Cuevas-Vargas, Luis Aguilera Enríquez, Octavio Hernández Castorena

This empirical study of explanatory type was aimed to identify the influence of the knowledge management and innovation activities on the production processes for a higher level of competitiveness of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of Aguascalientes. The instrument used was a questionnaire whose measurement scales were submitted to a First Order Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) through the maximum likelihood method, which has reliability and convergent and discriminant validity; and which have been applied to the managers of 150 manufacturing SMEs, the results obtained through theMultiple Linear Regression Analysis allow us to infer that both the variable knowledge management and innovation activities have a positive and significant influence on production processes, and the production processes enable SMEs to have a higher level of competitiveness in a rapidly changing environment which currently face.

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