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Volume 11 Issue 1, ECKM 2012 / Jan 2013  pp1‑115

Editor: Dr Juan Gabriel Cegarra, Dr María Eugenia Sánchez

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Editorial for the ECKM special issue of EJKM  pp1‑2

Juan Gabriel

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Global Social Knowledge Management: From Barriers to the Selection of Social Tools  pp3‑17

Henri Pirkkalainen, Jan Pawlowski

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Knowledge Dynamics Analysis in Negotiations  pp18‑29

Constantin Bratianu, Stefan Iordache

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Can Family Firms Innovate? Sharing Internal Knowledge From a Social Capital Perspective  pp30‑37

Antonio Carrasco-Hernández, Daniel Jiménez-Jiménez

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Knowledge Sharing Among Malaysian Academics: Influence of Affective Commitment and Trust  pp38‑48

See Kwong Goh, Manjit Singh Sandhu

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Results of Knowledge Audit in a Scientific Collaboratory: Possible Applications of Selected KM Aspects in Scientific Collaboratories  pp49‑61

Marcela Katuscakova, Martin Katuscak

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Knowledge Management and the Effectiveness of Innovation Outcomes: The Role of Cultural Barriers  pp62‑71

Antonio Leal-Rodríguez, Antonio Leal-Millán, José Luis Roldán-Salgueiro, Jaime Ortega-Gutiérrez

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Learning Process and Using IT in the Naval Industry  pp72‑80

Eusebio-Ángel Martínez-Conesa, Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver

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This paper analyses the nature of the impact of learning on the adoption of information technologies (IT) and vice versa in the naval sector. It is necessary for a shipyard to acquire new knowledge, distribute it, interpret it, and store it enabling the use of Information Technologies by internal and external agents. For this reason, a model must be found in order to examine the impact of IT on the codification of knowledge considering external agents (customers, suppliers and retired personnel) and internal agents (engineers, workers and managers) in the shipyard. The authors investigate the implementation of IT through a learning process in the naval industry through a case study. The authors collected data through interviews and presented a model depicting linkages between agents of a shipyard organization (customer, suppliers, engineers, workers, directors), knowledge‑related processes (codification, storage, reutilization) and benefits. Following discussion of the model, authors conclude that acquiring external knowledge is beneficial and facilitating interactions between agents increases the benefits for the shipyard organization. In the study it is possible to appreciate that acquiring and distributing knowledge from external agents is a previous step to the codification of this knowledge using Technological tools. Only considering this sequence, it is guaranteed a knowledge update by internal agents in the shipyard. During the last few years the naval industry has been modernized in defence matters and a lot of money has been spent in IT. That is why it is necessary to assess the use of IT and learning in this sector as well as to analyse the knowledge learning process and systematisation used in the naval industry during the different phases required for construction. Finally, the results have implications for managers of the shipyard when they make a choice as to the organizational capabilities to target in order to ensure the effective adoption of IT. 


Keywords: phase, shipyard, naval industry, relationship, reutilization, internal and external agents


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The Need for a Robust Knowledge Assessment Framework: Discussion and Findings from an Exploratory Case Study  pp93‑106

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Designing a Framework to Develop eLoyalty for Online Healthcare Services  pp107‑115

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