Coordinating knowledge transfer within manufacturing networks

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    Abstract

    Along with increasing globalization, the management of international manufacturing networks is becoming increasingly important for industrial companies. This paper mainly focuses on the coordination of knowledge transfer within manufacturing networks. In this context, we propose the time-place matrix as a tool for mapping the distribution of knowledge within manufacturing networks. Using this tool, four important questions about the coordination of knowledge transfer within a manufacturing network are identified: know-where, know-what, know-when, know-how to transfer. The relationships among these questions are discussed, based on which a frame of thought is proposed that managers can use in their quest for network competitiveness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th International CINet Conference, Radical Challenges for Innovation Management
    Number of pages11
    PublisherUniversidad Politecnica De Valencia
    Publication date2008
    Pages173-183
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event9th International CINet Conference - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 5 Sep 20089 Sep 2008

    Conference

    Conference9th International CINet Conference
    CountrySpain
    CityValencia
    Period05/09/200809/09/2008

    Keywords

    • knowledge transfer, manufacturing network, coordination

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