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An overview of knowledge sharing in new product development

An overview of knowledge sharing in new product development

Gao, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654 and Bernard, Alain (2017) An overview of knowledge sharing in new product development. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0268-3768 (Print), 1433-3015 (Online) (doi:

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This paper provides an overview of some of the issues in knowledge management related to the sharing of knowledge in new product development. Previous research and concepts reported by international researchers, and examples of the research projects carried out by the authors will be introduced. The paper first provides an overview of the history and importance of innovation and challenges in manufacturing. Then the importance of new product development in the sustainable success of manufacturing enterprises in the globalised business operations is discussed. The formalisation and modelling of product development processes will also be introduced. The concept and different definitions of knowledge management by previous researchers are then introduced, with further discussion on knowledge sharing. At this point, the authors’ research in knowledge sharing is also introduced. Finally, the trend of using social media and Enterprise 2 technologies in knowledge management and sharing is introduced using the recent research projects of the authors as examples.

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Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2017. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; New product development.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Engineering Design in Practice
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 23:36

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