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THE PRACTISE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE INNOVATION PROCESS OF A COMPANY MAKING LUXURY WATCH

THE PRACTISE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE INNOVATION PROCESS OF A COMPANY MAKING LUXURY WATCH

Year: 2008

Section: Designers' thinking and skills

Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.

Author: Alberti P.

Section: Designers' thinking and skills

Pages: 1001 - 1008

Abstract

The present evolution of the industrial environment is characterised by a high level of uncertainty concerning the effective expectations of the market,
the available technologies, the abilities to integrate the pressure placed upon companies and the increasing role of information and knowledge on the economic activity. The industrial company's competitiveness and the efficiency of its strategy are
largely depending on its ability to control the main technologies linked to its activity area, the relevance of its strategy and of its management of the global process of creation, production and marketing. This realness of the consumer industry also represents the evolution context of some luxury companies. After laying down the theoretical concepts of KM, this article shall present the organisation that was chosen by a company from the top quality watch-making area. We shall detail the implemented techno-centred approach and the interaction with the organisation chosen by the actors of the company.

Keywords: clock-making knowledge, innovative project, luxury watch

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