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Maina Samuel Kariuki, Prof. Mike Amuhaya Iravo, Dr. Noor Ismail Shale


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the role of supply chain knowledge transfer on the performance of state corporations in Kenya.

Methodology: A cross-sectional survey and descriptive research design was used in this study. Cross- sectional survey is a method that involves the analysis of data collected from a population, or a representative subset, at one specific point in time.

Results: The results showed that supply chain knowledge transfer plays a significant role on the performance of state corporations by both reducing defects in products and services as produced and delivered and also making the business processes more efficient.

Conclusion: The study concluded that supply knowledge transfer has a positive and significant relationship with performance of state corporations.

Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: The study recommended that all state corporations should identify their unique knowledge stocks and protect them as intellectual property to become both competitive and sustainable.

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Knowledge, Transfer, Acquisition, Skills, Competencies, Performance.

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