Collaborative knowledge management: case studies from ship design
by Marina Z. Solesvik
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 8, No. 2, 2011

Abstract: The recent increase in information and knowledge flows within the shipbuilding industry, due to the implementation of computer-aided design and tougher market requirements for ship design, generates a need for effective collaboration between ship designers, shipowners, shipyards, suppliers, classification societies, and other supply chain partners. This paper uses a comparative case study approach to explore how two different ship design firms have organised cooperative work during the design process, and how they employed computer-aided collaborative tools for knowledge management. This study will be interesting for practitioners from shipbuilding and ship design firms, and scholars of knowledge management and applications of collaborative knowledge management tools in organisations.

Online publication date: Tue, 30-Sep-2014

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