Manufacturing knowledge management strategy

Shaw, D. and Edwards, J.S. (2006). Manufacturing knowledge management strategy. International Journal of Production Research, 44 (10), pp. 1907-1925.

Abstract

The study sought to understand the components of knowledge management strategy from the perspective of staff in UK manufacturing organizations. To analyse this topic, we took an empirical approach and collaborated with two manufacturing organizations. Our main finding centres on the key components of a knowledge management strategy, and the relationships between it and manufacturing strategy and corporate strategy. Other findings include: the nature of knowledge in manufacturing organizations; the relevance of (in)formal processes; top-down and bottom-up communication; taking ownership for information processes. We also make comments on the development of action plans for better knowledge management. The implications are that, for an integrated approach to knowledge management strategy in manufacturing organizations, involvement across the organization and at all levels is necessary.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540500431339
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Shaw, Duncan A. and Edwards, John S. (2006). Manufacturing knowledge management strategy. International Journal of Production Research, 44 (10), pp. 1907-1925. International Journal of Production Research is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00207540500431339
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management,knowledge management strategy,manufacturing strategy,operations,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering,Management Science and Operations Research
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Published Date: 2006-05-15
Authors: Shaw, D.
Edwards, J.S. ( 0000-0003-3979-017X)

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