Knowledge Management: Progress, Trends and Challenges

Travis Graham (Editor)

Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS042000

Knowledge Management: Progress, Trends and Challenges first aims to contribute to the current literature on knowledge sharing through understanding how open workspace layouts (from a social and spatial proximity perspective) promote faster decision making, operational efficiency and innovativeness, and how the alignment of employee and firm expectations shape this process.

Knowledge management has strategic importance for any manufacturing enterprise. Systematically gathered, analyzed, and interpreted professional experiences can prevent technical problems, unnecessary costs, and unnecessary engineering changes. As such, the model for recording of knowledge and its integration into the engineering change and adaptive design process is the main contribution of the second chapter.

The landscape of pricing innovations is created by compiling and sorting the varieties of novel pricing practices. This piecemeal approach to capturing the entire scope of pricing innovations is not capable of supporting attempts to discover interdependencies between several innovations, let alone to design future innovations. To overcome these deficiencies, a knowledge-based approach is proposed in the closing chapter, which covers building blocks of relevant know-what, know-why, and know-how.
(Imprint: Nova)


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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Open Workspaces for Effective Knowledge Sharing: Is It a Real Benefit or Is It Simply Fantasy?
(Laura Zapata-Cantú, PhD, José Luis Pineda, PhD, and Diego A. Rodríguez, PhD, EGADE Business School
Tecnológico de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México, and others)

Chapter 2. Knowledge Management Support of Engineering Change Management and Adaptive Design in Serial and One-Of-A-Kind Production
(Jože Tavčar, Ivan Demšar and Mitja Varl, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovenia, and others)

Chapter 3. Innovative Pricing: from Serendipity and Piecemeal Approaches to Knowledge-Based Strategies
(Michael Reiss, Department of Organizational Design and Behavior, Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany)


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