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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 2, ICICKM 2006 / May 2007  pp131‑254

Editor: Dan Remenyi

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The Dissemination and Adoption of Knowledge Management Practices Behavioural Model  pp131‑142

Raul M. Abril

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Knowledge Management in the Brazilian Organisational Context: a shift towards the concept of "Ba"  pp143‑152

Rivadávia C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto

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An Insight into Knowledge Flow in Biomedical Engineering Science  pp153‑160

A.A Arntzen-Bechina, C.A.D Leguy

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Abstract

Technology has always played an important role in medical science by contributing to health care development. The use of technological instruments helps diagnostics of normal and pathologic states; and thus leads to a better understanding of human physiology. Once a diagnosis is established, a suitable treatment or surgical intervention can be considered, according to the available clinical capacities. In the last four decades, research in biomedical engineering science has led to the manufacturing of cutting edge medical instruments. For example, the introduction of endoscopes into surgical practice is considered one of the biggest success stories in the history of medicine. However in order to develop appropriate medical instruments or procedures, one key issue for successful biomedical research is the ability to understand in an efficient way the requirements of the medical practitioners. Furthermore, the two main actors namely biomedical universities and the biomedical industry involved in the development of new technologies need to collaborate and cooperate to a greater extent. This paper discusses the role and the process of knowledge flow between the various stakeholders involved in the design of medical instruments. The aim is the delineation of a general framework facilitating the understanding of the technical and medical requirements in order to develop new tools and methods. 

 

Keywords: Knowledge flow, biomedical engineering, knowledge sharing and transfer process

 

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The Story of Knowledge: Writing Stories that Guide Organisations into the Future  pp161‑172

John P Girard, Sandra Lambert

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Tacit Knowledge Revisited — We Can Still Learn from Polanyi  pp173‑180

Kenneth A. Grant

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Intellectual Capital Management as Part of Knowledge Management Initiatives at Institutions of Higher Learning  pp181‑190

Andrew Kok

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Intangible Assets Identification and Valuation — a Theoretical Framework Approach to the Portuguese Airlines Companies  pp191‑200

Ilídio Tomás Lopes, Ana Maria Gomes Rodrigues

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Comparison of Approaches toward Formalising Context: Implementation Characteristics and Capacities  pp201‑212

William Loyola

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Becoming a "Sense‑and‑Respond" Academic and Government Organisation  pp213‑220

Elisabeth McDaniel, Mary McCully, Robert D. Childs

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An Analysis of Collaborative Group Structure Technological Facilitation from a Knowledge Management Perspective  pp221‑228

Kevin J. O'Sullivan, Syed W. Azeem

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Sharing Knowledge in the Organisation: a Retrospective Analysis and an Empirical Study  pp229‑242

Haris Papoutsakis

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In Search of an Intellectual Capital Comprehensive Theory  pp243‑254

José María Viedma Martí

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