Knowledge Sharing in Industrial Associations and Science and Technology Parks

  • Danielly Oliveira Inomata
  • Eric Costa
  • Solange Mazzaroto
  • Cláudio Santos
  • Ana Cristina Barros
  • António Lucas Soares
  • Gregorio Varvakis
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 480)

Abstract

Knowledge management practices are used in collaborative networks promoting innovation in order to share critical knowledge among network members towards improving organizational results. This paper proposes to explore the channels and practices for knowledge sharing in collaborative networks, by means of an exploratory multiple case study carried out in two types of collaborative networks: (i) industrial associations; and (ii) science and technology parks. Empirical evidence has been collected from interviews with managers of the collaborative networks and of organizations participating in the collaborative networks. The contribution of this paper to the knowledge management literature is twofold: (i) it provides a characterization of the channels and technology used for knowledge sharing in collaborative networks based on empirical evidence and (ii) it describes knowledge sharing practices used among organizations to foster new forms of connectivity between groups and individuals.

Keywords

Knowledge sharing Collaborative networks Industrial associations Science and technology parks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danielly Oliveira Inomata
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric Costa
    • 2
    • 3
  • Solange Mazzaroto
    • 2
    • 4
  • Cláudio Santos
    • 2
  • Ana Cristina Barros
    • 2
  • António Lucas Soares
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gregorio Varvakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil
  2. 2.INESC TECPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Faculty of ArtsUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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