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Knowledge Sharing in Product Development Teams

  • Eirin LodgaardEmail author
  • Kjersti Øverbø Schulte
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 484)

Abstract

The ability to innovate and introduce viable new products is critical to the competitive position of Norwegian industries in increasingly more dynamic market places. How well collaboration among team members functions determines the extent and effectiveness of integration in the design and development of products. The process of knowledge sharing furthermore represents a critical asset to a product development team and its capacity to innovate new products in an increasingly global and demanding market. This study therefore, using semi structured interviews, examines the factors that influence knowledge sharing, within product development teams. It is concluded that more structured and formal ways of knowledge sharing may play an important role in the future. This will force, as teams become more dispersed, more attention on innovative communication capabilities, with the aim of creating a better prerequisite for knowledge sharing.

Keywords

Product development Knowledge sharing 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The research was funded by the Research Council of Norway.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing ASRaufossNorway

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