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Innovation through Knowledge Transfer By Robert J. Howlett

Innovation through Knowledge Transfer by Robert J. Howlett

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Constitutes International Conference on 'Innovation through Knowledge Transfer: Research with Impact', InnovationKT'09, held in Kingston, London, UK, provided a rare and welcome opportunity to share some of the successes of knowledge transfer.

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Innovation through Knowledge Transfer by Robert J. Howlett

Knowledge transfer between universities, business and the community is a topical subject of increasing importance. The first International Conference on 'Innovation through Knowledge Transfer: Research with Impact', InnovationKT'09, held in Kingston, London, UK, provided a rare and welcome opportunity to share some of the successes of knowledge transfer. The conference attracted 150 delegates and featured 42 oral presentations. This volume, representing the proceedings of the conference, contains 35 papers based on selected conference presentations. The papers are divided into seven sections entitled 'Key Knowledge Transfer Perspectives', 'Knowledge Transfer Case Studies', 'Innovative Knowledge Transfer Techniques', 'Strategic and Organisational Approaches to Knowledge Transfer', 'Knowledge transfer in the Arts and the Community', 'Knowledge Transfer Methodology and Practice' and 'Innovation and Enterprise'. The first InnovationKT conference was unique in gathering such a tremendous range of knowledge transfer experience and expertise. This volume forms a valuable resource for all those who are involved in knowledge transfer, or wish to know more about it. University academics can read examples of ways in which research can be commercialised, increasing impact and improving relevance. Knowledge transfer practitioners can find out about best practice in their subject and read case studies. Companies can read about how universities can help find solutions to their problems. We recommend this volume as a statement of the benefits that knowledge transfer can bring to all those involved.

Table of Contents

Perspectives on Knowledge Transfer.- Knowledge Transfer between UK Universities and Business.- Innovation and Knowledge Transfer the Role of the Individual.- UK Higher Education Perspectives of Knowledge Transfer.- Knowledge Transfer Case Studies.- Using Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis to Aid the Selection of Enterprise Resource Planning Software: A Case Study.- Applying the Structural Complexity Management to Knowledge Transfer in Small and Medium-Sized Companies.- Establishing a Business Process Management System in a Telecoms Company.- Critiquing Business Process Models to Facilitate the Identification and Selection of Optimal IT Systems.- Outcomes and Benefits of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership in Chemical Science.- Integrated Care e-Pathways Using Formic Fusion for Patients Undergoing Elective Hip and Knee Replacements.- The Virtual Engineer.- Store POINT: Revolutionising Art Work Production.- A Multidisciplinary Knowledge Transfer Partnership in Development of Lift Simulator.- Using Information Systems to Drive Process Change: An Aerospace Industry Example from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme.- SME Supplier Management: An Exercise in Change Management.- Information Management Process Sharing Knowledge at Worldwide Steel Company.- Using Multi-Agent System for Business Applications in Multilingual Ontologies.- Innovative Knowledge Transfer Techniques.- Facilitating Knowledge Transfer to Drive Innovation in SMEs.- The Use of Open Source Software Licensing in Academia.- Using Emotional Intelligence and NLP Training to Promote and Sustain Relationships within KTPs.- Innovative Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms and the Potential Role for Theatric Methods in the Propagation of Good Data Handling Practice.- Strategic and Organisational Approaches to Knowledge Transfer.- Occurrence and Influencing Variables of Knowledge Barriers in Knowledge-Intense Domains.- Applied Imagination - Designing Innovative Knowledge Transfer Approaches.- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at the University of the West of England.- The Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship Scheme.- Centre for Innovation and Technology Exploitation (CITE).- Knowledge Transfer and the National Physical Laboratory, UK.- Knowledge Transfer in the Arts and Community.- The Margins of Art Practice Bordering on Industrial Development.- The Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in Urban Environments.- Knowledge Transfer Methodology and Practice.- Exploring the Safety of Knowledge Transfer from University Hospital to "Real-Life" Doctor-Patient Treatment Environs.- Knowledge Transfer for Supporting the Organizational Evolution of SMEs: A Case Study.- Knowledge-Based New Product Development through Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Innovation.- Cross-Functional Collaboration, Knowledge Transfer and Product Innovativeness: Contingency Effects of Social Context.- Innovation and Enterprise.- Integral Conceptual Design Workshop: Innovation by Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Creation.- An Evaluative Inquiry of University Innovation Mentor Facilitation of Service Innovation.- Knowledge Transfer Aspects of Project Portfolio Management.

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Innovation through Knowledge Transfer by Robert J. Howlett
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