This book demonstrates how managers can use and transfer knowledge more effectively to stimulate innovation in their organization in order to increase their competitive advantage.
Jones and Mahon draw on their discussions with combat Veterans, whose very survival relies on their skill in transferring crucial knowledge and information quickly, effectively and efficiently. They note that in today’s competitive and fast-paced business world, these skills translate into continual innovation, metamorphosis,and ultimately success. The authors have built a conceptual framework that demonstrates to the reader how to develop the same underlying skills and to use them effectively in the business environment.
With rich and lively examples throughout, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation equips students and practitioners of knowledge management, innovation, leadership and strategy with the skills, tools and strategies to succeed in today’s fast-paced business environment.
Table of Contents
1. Knowledge? What Knowledge? 2. Explosive Innovation: Putting Knowledge to Work 3. Leadership 4. Culture 5. Knowledge Corruption 6. Training and Socialization 7. Knowledge structure and Processes 8. Technologies and Social Media 9. Putting It All Together 10. A "Rosetta Stone" for Military Skills Translation to Business
Nory B. Jones is a Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Maine, USA, where she focuses on knowledge management and e-business. Her research on knowledge transfer, the impact of social media on economic development, and entrepreneurship within the Veteran community has been featured in several journals around the globe.
John F. Mahon is a Professor of Management and the John M. Murphy Chair ofInternational Business Policy and Strategy at the University of Maine, USA. He is a consultant for several international organizations and the author of numerous articles, cases and books.