Knowledge Sharing in Industrial Associations and Science and Technology Parks

  • Danielly Oliveira InomataEmail author
  • 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)


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.


Knowledge sharing Collaborative networks Industrial associations Science and technology parks 



This work was conducted during a scholarship supported by the Doctoral Sandwich Abroad Program CAPES/PDSE at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Financed by CAPES – Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination within the Ministry of Education of Brazil. Additionally, this research was funded by the Portuguese funding agency, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), through the Ph.D. Studentship SFRH/BD/110131/2015. It was also supported by the Project “TEC4Growth - Pervasive Intelligence, Enhancers and Proofs of Concept with Industrial Impact/NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000020” financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, and through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danielly Oliveira Inomata
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • 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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