InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 1 Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleRealisation of the Knowledge-Based Organisation
Primary AuthorRose Marie Mather, University of Central Lancashire
Other Author(s) Owen Leeds
Pages 222 - 229
Article ID inkt14-020
Publication Date 10-Nov-14
AbstractThis paper reports a single case study of a knowledge transfer partnership in the construction industry, and suggests that the knowledge-based organisation has emerged as both a major contributing factor of the projectís success and the product of the successful partnership. The aim of Knowledge Transfer Partnership project 8293 was to transform the Business Partner Company into a knowledge-based, client orientated organisation. Thus, Eric Wright Group becomes a school that facilitates the contextual learning of individuals and sets in a way which allows them to innovate and satisfy the needs of clients. Components of the theoretical knowledge-based organisation are explored in light of the case observations; an example of the benefits of blending of theory and practice. Creating, capturing and sharing knowledge became a single process through the application of learning to learn, evidence-based management and communities of practice. Consequently, this study evaluates the efficacy of these educational interventions. The paper concludes that the tripartite Knowledge Transfer Partnership has evolved to a sustainable knowledge-based dyad.

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