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Title: Projects as Knowledge Swirls in the Technological Innovation: Romania's Situation
Authors: Popescul, Daniela
Georgescu, Mircea
Alcántara-Pilar, Juan Miguel
Issue Date: 23-Feb-2015
Abstract: The present paper uses as research basis a new way of thinking regarding the relation between innovation and knowledge - the Knowledge Flow Percolation Model (KFPM). In this model’s center, human beings are seen as thinking electrons, both consuming and generating knowledge flows. Through the interdependent actions of individuals, knowledge circulates inside organizations, allowing them to innovate in order to obtain competitive advantages. But there is a wide range of barriers which impede the creation and movement of flows in the model grid and consequently, hinder their change into innovation. The solution proposed by this paper as one of the most adequate instruments to make KFPM more spreadable is the project. On this basis, in an empirical study, we try to demonstrate the hypothesis of the positive influence of projects, as knowledge swirls, on the development of innovative skills which will help solving problems in the organization, creating and widening of knowledge and reducing the barriers in knowledge transfer.
Sponsorship: This work was supported by the project “Post-Doctoral Studies in Economics: training program for elite researchers – SPODE” co-funded from the European Social Fund through the Development of Human Resources Operational Programme 2007-2013, contract no. POSDRU/89/1.5/S/61755.
Keywords: Innovation
Projects
Knowledge flows
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/34911
Citation: Popescul, D.; Georgescu, M.; Alcántara-Pilar, J.M. Projects as Knowledge Swirls in the Technological Innovation: Romania's Situation. En: 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WORLD CIST'15), Azores (Portugal) 1-3 April 2015. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/34911]
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