Knowledge Management: A Technology Transfer Perspective

29 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2018

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Alecia Anderton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Kriesta Watson

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Date Written: August 30, 2018

Abstract

Scholars and practitioners suggest knowledge is the most important resource within an organization. Various studies confirmed that knowledge is a key source of competitive organizational advantages. Knowledge management is vital in assisting organizations with creating and gaining knowledge and selecting, organizing, and disseminating information. Consequently, technology transfer serves as a necessary component of innovation, supporting research and development processes throughout higher education.

The purpose of this systematic review examines factors that influence knowledge management during the technological transfer process between higher education and manufacturing firms. In summary, findings indicate higher education and manufacturing firms should acknowledge the importance of knowledge management during the technology transfer process. Evaluating the relationship between managing knowledge and innovation are emerging findings associated with the creation or modification of products, goods, or services. The effects of knowledge sharing should be managed in a manner that would motivate workers to share knowledge during the technology transfer process. By partnering with other organizations, higher education and manufacturing firms can offset associated costs with innovative ideas and research. Likewise, absorptive capacity can be essential in assisting a firm in pursing innovative activities.

Keywords: Absorptive capacity; ecological knowledge management; knowledge management; technology transfer

Suggested Citation

Anderton, Alecia and Watson, Kriesta, Knowledge Management: A Technology Transfer Perspective (August 30, 2018). 2018 Engaged Management Scholarship Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3241729 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3241729

Alecia Anderton (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

Kriesta Watson

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) ( email )

3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783
United States

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