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Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2000)
Maui, Hawaii
Jan. 4, 2000 to Jan. 7, 2000
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-0493-0
pp: 7029
David V. Gibson , The University of Texas at Austin
Knowledge management is comprised of knowledge generation, transfer, accumulation, adoption, and diffusion. Contemporary technology transfer (TT) focuses on the adoption of knowledge. Technology is essentially knowledge. Transfer is the movement of knowledge/technology via some type of channel (analog or digital): person-to-person, group-to-group, organization-to-organization.Knowledge/Technology Transfer (KTT) centers on the communication of information that is intended to accomplish a task. KTT is a particularly difficult type of communication; often it is ineffective. KTT is becoming a major management focus and involves a range of organizational, informational, and behavioral challenges to getting knowledge (ideas and products) from research to process and market applications in a cost effective, timely manner.Increasingly communities, nations, and geographic regions are linking their standard of living, job creation, and overall competitiveness to effective knowledge creation and use. As advanced technologies become increasingly complex; as outsourcing R&D becomes increasingly common; as technologies proliferate while product development cycles shrink; as world-class talent and other resources become increasingly scarce; and as the global market place becomes increasingly competitive, the importance of effective, efficient, and timely knowledge transfer and adoption becomes increasingly apparent.

D. V. Gibson, "Knowledge/Technology Transfer and Adoption," Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2000, pp. 7029.
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