Today, more and more academics and practitioners are seeking to understand how organizations manage their knowledge and intellectual capital in order to obtain more effective competitive advantages. Taking into account these issues, and in order to answer the concerns expressed by these professionals, this book looks to help them understand and implement the effective transfer and management of knowledge strategies in their organizations.
It looks for ways to understand and perceive how organizational human resources, individually and as a team, conceptualize, invent, adapt, define and use this knowledge and intellectual capital.
The book has a special interest in research on important issues that transcend the boundaries of single academic subjects and managerial functions.
1. The Impact of Knowledge Hoarding on Micro-Firm Learning Network Exchange, Felicity Kelliher, Elaine Aylward and Leana Reinl.
2. Knowledge Exchange in Public–Private Partnerships: The Case of eCH, Andreas Spichiger, Kim Oliver Tokarski and Reinhard Riedl.
3. Talent Development and Learning Challenges in CEE: The Case of Poland, Agnieszka Skuza and Hugh Scullion.
4. Knowledge Sharing: Social, Cultural and Structural Enabling Factors, Maria J. Santos, Raky Wane and Octávio Lopes.
5. Organizational Trust and Knowledge Sharing in Portuguese Technological Enterprises, Carla Freire.
6. Organizational Memory: A Preliminary Model Based on Insights from Neuroscience, Isabel Ramos and Linda Lavina.
7. Delving Down to Learn Up: Knowledge Management and Health Reforms, Teresa Carla Trigo Oliveira and Vítor Raposo.
8. The Knowledge Spiral in Communities of Practice: Using Information Technology for Structuring the Collectivized Intelligence, Jefferson David Araújo Sales and Jairo Simiao Dornelas.
9. Organizational Learning, Learning Organization and Knowledge Creation and Transmission: Some Reflections, Carolina Machado.
Carolina Machado has been teaching Human Resource Management since 1989 at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Portugal, becoming Associate Professor in 2004. Her research interests include the fields of Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Management Change and Knowledge Management.
J. Paulo Davim is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in production and mechanical engineering.
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