Title: Knowledge management system enabling collaboration in industry cluster

Authors: P. Sureephong, Y. Ouzrout, L. Buzon, A. Bouras

Addresses: College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huaykaew Rd. T.Suthep A.Mueang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. ' Laboratoire d'Informatique pour l'Entreprise et les Systemes de Production (LIESP), University of Lyon 2, Lyon, 160 Bd de l'Universite, 69676 BRON cedex, France. ' Laboratoire d'Informatique pour l'Entreprise et les Systemes de Production (LIESP), University of Lyon 2, Lyon, 160 Bd de l'Universite, 69676 BRON cedex, France. ' Laboratoire d'Informatique pour l'Entreprise et les Systemes de Production (LIESP), University of Lyon 2, Lyon, 160 Bd de l'Universite, 69676 BRON cedex, France

Abstract: The knowledge-based economy forces SMEs to form as strategic alliance in order to compete in the world market. In the meantime, the concept of the industry cluster was widely implemented in many countries for improving the competitiveness of their industries. The cluster development relies on two key success factors which are knowledge sharing and collaboration among the actors. Thus, our study proposes a Knowledge Management System (KMS) to support the knowledge activities within the industry cluster. Therefore, the objectives of this paper are set to capture, create and represent knowledge and ontology by using the knowledge engineering approach.

Keywords: knowledge management systems; KMS; knowledge engineering; knowledge card; collaboration; industry clusters; knowledge sharing; ontology; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2010.035815

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.478 - 497

Available online: 05 Oct 2010 *

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