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Knowledge Management in Practice by Anthony J. Rhem

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Chapter 5

The Age of Discovery: Knowledge Management in Research Institutions

Research institutions are critical to innovation and new product creation. The speed to market for new products is essential to stay ahead of the competition. Knowledge Management (KM) plays a central role not only from the perspective of knowing what has been done and/or what is being done in other areas of research, but also from the collaboration and knowledge sharing among researchers contributing to new ideas that produce innovative products for the marketplace.

Research institutions and research departments that use KM effectively have an advantage over their peers who do not use KM by developing better products, having improved processes to deliver products to ...

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