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Knowledge Management Best-Practices Options

Best practices in knowledge management have changed over the last two decades. Of the four views of knowledge management, the first, business strategy, has stayed the same. That is because knowledge management still begins with the business objective. To be competitive in the knowledge economy,companies focus on key high-level strategies: the serve the [...]

How Knowledge Management Builds Intellectual Capital

Forms of Intellectual Capital Intellectual Capital is a summation of several other forms of capital. These are human capital, relationship capital, intellectual assets, and time capital. Over time they all work with one another in the way shown in the “Forms of Intellectual Capital” figure. When thinking about knowledge management problems this view [...]

Implementing Knowledge Management Systems

Forms of Knowledge Implementing knowledge management systems into the day-to-day activities and processes into an R&D or corporate entity is difficult. First of all there are two types of knowledge in a variety of forms that must be utilized. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that is been articulated or codified in words or numbers. [...]

Example Partnership Roles Agreement

SUMMARY To improve the role definition of individuals involved with their key major accounts the Company’s leadership model was modified. DETAILS PDRC Model The PDRC model defines conditions that must be present within a partnership. Components of the model are:Purpose: defines with the partnership is trying to achieve and why the partnership exists.Direction: [...]

Example Supplier Partnership MOU, Goals Survey, Partner Roles for Leadership and Operations

BACKGROUND This section refers to close technical partnerships. Supplier partnerships for better pricing, or to secure supply, are addressed above in a previous section. The company should only select partners for technologies needed by its large market segments and where it needs a high degree of technical help. The partner selected would be [...]

Example External Technology Partnership SWOT Analysis from Six Perspectives

When considering a strategic technology partnership many elements need to be thoughtfully considered if the partnership is to be a success. First and foremost to consider is the strategic fit between the two organizations. If these do not match the probability of success is very low. The next element to consider is the [...]

IP Strategy in Shared Innovation Environments

Since Intellectual Property (IP) can represent a major source of value for new products, it’s necessary to protect it long before new partnership agreements have been finalized – and even from the very first meeting with potential partners. This is the approach advocated by James Markwith, formerly Corporate Counsel, Worldwide Products and Marketing, [...]

Roles and Responsibilities When Accessing External Technology

Roles and Responsibilities Thinking now of how organizations work together roles consist of four typical elements. These are Responsible, Approves, Consults, and Informed elements. The rules outlined in the “Partnership Organization Model” figure are now further described in the “Roles and Responsibilities” figure. Remember that Responsible, Approves, Consults, and Informed are very specific [...]

Best Practices in Partnering When Accessing External Technology

There been many best practices published over the last decade. These practices tend to fall into five qualitative best-practice areas. These are: 1. Having some form of a Partner Coordination Team/Council established which has a contractual authority to modify the project.2. Utilizing some form of a Partner Selection Matrix of functions versus requirements [...]

International Technology Sourcing to Access External Technology

Internationally, licensing is the most important method by which to source external technology between different international entities. U.S. companies tend to use suppliers as the most important source of external technology. In contrast foreign countries typically rank suppliers further down the list. Thus although US companies may be listening to their suppliers more [...]

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