FACTORS INFLUENCING KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION: A REVIEW FROM THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FIELD
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Fernandez Miguel, R.; Carro Saavedra, C.; Lindemann, U.
Section: DESIGN INNOVATION
Engineering companies do not efficiently apply the knowledge they possess and understanding why requires analyzing the factors influencing knowledge application. Few studies address this issue in engineering design; nevertheless, numerous publications address it in knowledge management (KM) literature but without a consensus on the model for analysis. We conducted a literature review to collect factors from KM journals and classify them in one individual-centered model of knowledge processes. We end up with 21 factors classified in a model that describes their impact on knowledge application.