Establishing an Integrated KM System in Iran Aerospace Industries Organization
Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 127-142, 2007
21 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2012
Date Written: 2007
Purpose – The main objective of this paper is to investigate the role of knowledge management in aerospace industries and to provide a framework for knowledge management efforts specially designed for aerospace industries towards a knowledge based organization.
Design/Methodology/Approach – This is a conceptual article examining current perspectives of knowledge management regarding aerospace industries requirements. It provides a general framework for knowledge management applied in Iran Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).
Findings – Providing a conceptual knowledge management framework can be applied to organizations practically. This framework has been applied in a large case study in Iran and is supported by practical implementation in AIO, one of the most important high-tech industries in Iran.
Practical Implications – This paper provides a very helpful guideline for practitioners in implementing knowledge management through out the organizations and especially in large scale ones.
Originality/Value – The paper may be of high value to researchers in the knowledge management field and to practitioners involved with KM adoption in the organizations. This study further opens up new lines of research and highlights implications for knowledge management efforts, including change management programs through KM tools. The paper also provides a synthesis and analysis of the viewpoints and the main factors as reflected in the literature on various dimensions of knowledge management.
Keywords: Knowledge, integrated KM system, knowledge management, Aerospace industries, Iran, AIO
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