Title: Role of knowledge management in promoting research and development in business organisations

Authors: Richa Sharma

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, JSS Academy of Technical Education, C-20/1, Sector-62, Noida, UP-201 301, India

Abstract: Serendipity leads to discoveries and innovative knowledge. Mergers and acquisitions also make available knowledge, which can give new directions and impetus to the innovative R&D activities. Organisations dealing with the development of improved new products continuously use KM extensively for promoting their R&D work. In fact cross-national culture differences disappear in KM practices. Higher educational and research institutes are exploiting KM in their knowledge generation and dissemination pursuits where R&D, consultancy or sponsored project work is performed routinely. KM and R&D are inseparable and KM speeds up R&D work.

Keywords: knowledge management; research and development; R&D; innovation; cross-national cultures; higher education; businesses; M&A; mergers and acquisitions; continuous product development; research institutes; knowledge generation; knowledge dissemination; consultancy; sponsored projects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2014.065429

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2014 Vol.13 No.4, pp.423 - 438

Published online: 24 Oct 2014 *

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