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Journal Issue
Volume 1 Issue 2 / Dec 2003  pp1‑226

Editor: Fergal McGrath

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Culture as an Issue in Knowledge Sharing: A Means of Competitive Advantage  pp1‑8

Martin Soley, Kaushik V. Pandya

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Achieving Closure Through Knowledge Management Strategy  pp9‑17

Duncan Shaw, John S. Edwards, Brad Baker, Paul M. Collier

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Understanding Knowledge‑Sharing in Online Communities of Practice  pp18‑27

Mark Sharratt, Abel Usoro

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Visual Tools within MaKE — A Knowledge Management Method  pp28‑36

Peter Sharp, Alan Eardley, Hanifa Shah

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Knowledge Networking: A Strategy to Improve Workplace Health & Safety Knowledge Transfer  pp37‑44

Mario Roy, Robert Parent, Lise Desmarais

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Facilitating Organisational Sustainability Through Expert Investment Systems  pp45‑54

Carol Royal, Farhad Daneshgar, Loretta O'Donnell

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The effect of Managerial Power and Relational Trust on the Skills and Traits of Knowledge Acquisition: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates  pp55‑66

John D. Politis

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Towards Understanding KM Practices in the Academic Environment: The Shoemaker's Paradox  pp67‑74

Gary R Oliver

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A New Insight into the Valuation of Start‑ups: Bridging the Intellectual Capital Gap in Venture Capital Appraisals  pp75‑88

Blanca María Martins Rodríguez

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Case‑Based Reasoning as a Technique for Knowledge Management in Business Process Redesign  pp89‑100

Selma Limam Mansar, Hajo A. Reijers, Farhi Marir

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Determinants of Successful Knowledge Management Programs  pp101‑110

Mohamed Khalifa, Vanessa Liu

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Towards Process Modelling in 'Knowledge Management' Work  pp111‑120

John Kawalek, Diane Hart

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KM Infrastructure and Electronic Services with Innovation Diffusion Characteristics for Community Economic Development  pp121‑136

Dawn Jutla

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Knowledge Management System Building Blocks  pp137‑148

Georg Hüttenegger

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Designing for Innovation or Adaptation: The Symmetry, Syntopy and Synchrony of Boundary Spanning Partnerships  pp149‑156

Sean Gadman

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Knowledge Management Development Challenges of Transition Economy Organisations Representing Different Value Creation Models  pp157‑166

Tiit Elenurm

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Developing Systems to Support Organisational Learning in Product Development Organisations   pp167‑180

Brian Donnellan

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Abstract

There are aspects of New Product Development (NPD) business processes that pose particularly difficult challenges to Organizational Learning systems. Short product and process life cycles compress the available time window for recouping the expenses associated with product development. Cross‑functional collaboration in product development organizations requires the merging of knowledge from diverse disciplinary and personal skills‑based perspectives. Cross‑institutional collaboration leads a requirement for knowledge to be combined from participants across multiple collaborating organizations. Transient existence in teams and high turnover results in a reduction in organizational knowledge unless there is a repository for knowledge rather than a dependence on knowledge which is situated in the minds of individuals. High rates of change in turbulent industries, such as electronics, motivates participants in NPD processes to effectively overcome these Organizational Learning challenges. The potential payoff includes time saved by not repeating mistakes and reuse of knowledge that leads to successful products and processes. IS research has paid little attention to NPD processes despite the fact that some IS appears to have the potential to have an impact in that area. Recent research completed by these researchers in Analog Devices Inc identified Organizational Learning challenges encountered by engineering teams in product development. This paper will report on these challenges and will describe how systems were developed to support organizational learning to support the product development process. 

 

Keywords: Organizational Learning, New Product Development, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems

 

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Issues of Knowledge Management in the Public Sector  pp181‑188

Xiaoming Cong, Kaushik V. Pandya

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The Impact of Question Structure when Sharing Knowledge  pp189‑196

Heather Bircham

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Special Languages and Shared Knowledge  pp197‑212

Rafif Al-Sayed, Khurshid Ahmad

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In Search of an Intellectual Capital General Theory  pp213‑226

José María Viedma Martí

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