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A metaknowledge approach to facilitate knowledge sharing in the global product development process

A metaknowledge approach to facilitate knowledge sharing in the global product development process

Gao, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654, Bradfield, Daniel J. and Soltan, Hossein (2007) A metaknowledge approach to facilitate knowledge sharing in the global product development process. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 4 (1-4). pp. 519-528. ISSN 1686-4360 (doi:https://doi.org/10.3722/cadaps.2007.519-528)

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Abstract

Widespread adoption of the multi-functional stage-gate product development model and the emergence of the global product development have conspired to create various knowledge sharing problems. Three such knowledge problem categories were identified by the authors in an exploratory study at a multinational heating systems manufacturer. This paper presents the recent developments to an ontologybased
knowledge sharing tool intended to tackle these problems and describes an industry-based case study intended to illustrate how the tool may be used in practice. The results of the study demonstrate how the tool addresses the knowledge sharing problem and thereby facilitates the sharing of knowledge in a global product development environment. The project was sponsored by the heating systems manufacturer and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: global product development, ontology, metaknowledge
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Engineering Systems
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Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 14:21
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2929

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