Hamburg Model of Knowledge Management

  • Pascal Krenz
  • Sissy-Ve Basmer
  • Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi
  • Jens Peter Wulfsberg


Knowledge management within manufacturing networks allows an efficient integration of distributed business processes in order to realise a common value creation. There are enormous potentials to accelerate the common innovation development or to cut costs through the harmonisation of cross-company value chains. Although the science and industrial community is aware of this, the potentials arising from a collaborative use of knowledge in networks have not been entirely exploited yet. The Hamburg Model offers a general guideline for developing a systematic management of knowledge within value creation networks, which is supplemented by a context-dependent, dynamic qualitative model that takes the relevant impact factors of a specific case of application into account.


Knowledge Management Distributed Manufacturing Co-operation Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Krenz
    • 1
  • Sissy-Ve Basmer
    • 1
  • Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi
    • 1
  • Jens Peter Wulfsberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium Fertigungstechnik (LaFT)Helmut-Schmidt-UniversitätHamburgGermany

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