Tag Archives: Knowledge management

LETTL, C. 2007. User involvement competence for radical innovation. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 24, 1–2, 53–75.

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This paper discusses involving users into radical innovation (RI) process. The users may be incapable of contributing to RI due to functional fixations, inability to evaluate concepts without existing reference product or the high technological complexities involved. This is separate … Continue reading

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Mohamed, M. et al. (2006) Knowledge management and information technology: can they work in perfect harmony?, Journal of Knowledge Management, 10(3), pp.103-116

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The paper discusses the role of IT in knowledge management. It looks at the boundary between human and computers. In this boundary lies the blurred role of IT in capturing tacit knowledge. Traditionally tacit knowledge is unconscious and intangible. But … Continue reading

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Lamproulis, D., (2007), Cultural space and technology enhance the knowledge process, Journal of Knowledge Management, 11 (4), pp.30-44

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The paper studies office lay-outs and technology as cultural artefacts. The results show that open office lay-out might create relaxed atmosphere with more informal meetings. People are more innovative if they take the space as their own. Technology can also … Continue reading

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Leino, S.-P., Pulkkinen, A. (2012) Design for Human – Virtual Engineering is a Media for Knowledge Transfer, Design2012

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Paper describes how virtual engineering can help in knowledge transfer during product life-cycle. It argues that virtual environments can help in bidirectional product life-cycle communication. Product data is looked at different abstraction levels, and knowledge on tacit-explicit scale. Virtual environments … Continue reading

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Paavola, S. and Hakkarainen, K. (2005) The knowledge creation metaphor – an emergent epistemological approach to learning, Science and Education, 14, pp. 535-557

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I read this article because in the abstract in mentioned two things that I recently have read about: boundary objects and knowledge creation theory. However, since the focus was on teaching students the entire paper was not of my interest. … Continue reading

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Refayi, M., Labib, A. (2009) The effect of applying tacit knowledge on maintenance performance: an empirical study of the energy sector in the UK and Arab countries, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 7, 277-288

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The paper looks at socialization in maintenance context and how it affects maintenance team performance. Data was collected through surveys in energy industry in UK and Arab countries. Sharing tacit knowledge has positive impact on reliability, availability and maintenance supportability. … Continue reading

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Carlile, P.R., (2004), Transferring, Translating, and Transforming: An Integrative Framework for Managing Knowledge across Boundaries, Organization Science, 15(5), pp. 555-568

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Carlile describes how clay models were replaced with virtual models in car design. Both of these models were used as boundary objects to discuss the design trade-offs between different functions. Paper presents a framework for managing knowledge across boundaries, and … Continue reading

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Lindvall, M., Rus, I., Sinha, S., (2004) Software systems support for knowledge management, Journal of Knowledge Management, 7 (5), pp. 137-150

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The paper presents available software systems for knowledge management (KM). It gives insight on what system to use in which KM activity, i.e tacit-to-excplicit knowledge conversion, tacit-to-tacit etc. It lists the features the systems offer to support KM activities. For … Continue reading

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Carlile, Paul R. (2002) A Pragmatic View of Knowledge and Boundaries: Boundary Objects in New Product Development, Organization Science, 13 (4) , pp. 442-455

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Paper looks at boundary objects from pragmatic view, but they also describes syntactic and semantic approaches. It lists Nonaka’s 1994 paper  as one example that uses semantic approach. I was interested in looking at what boundary objects are used in … Continue reading

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Nonaka, I., & von Krogh, G. (2009). Tacit Knowledge and Knowledge Conversion: Controversy and Advancement in Organizational Knowledge Creation Theory. Organization Science, 20(3), 635-652.

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Paper builds on Nonaka’s paper (1994, a dynamic theory of organizational knowledge creation) and discusses research made based on the ideas presented in the paper 1994. It validates findings made in the earlier paper, but also adds conclusions about outcome … Continue reading

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Nonaka, I. (1994) A Dynamic Theory of Organizational Knowledge Creation, Organization Science, 5(1), pp. 14-37

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One of the classic papers in knowledge management from one of the central researchers in the field. Paper discusses how knowledge is created by individuals but how it can be amplified in organizations. Paper also presents the basic modes of … Continue reading

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