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Emerald Article: Strategic knowledge management in aerospace industries: a case study Mostafa Jafari, Jalal Rezaeenour, Peyman Akhavan, Mehdi N. Fesharaki
To cite this document: Mostafa Jafari, Jalal Rezaeenour, Peyman Akhavan, Mehdi N. Fesharaki, (2010),"Strategic knowledge management in aerospace industries: a case study", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 82 Iss: 1 pp. 60 - 74 Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00022661011028128 Downloaded on: 05-02-2013 References: This document contains references to 54 other documents Citations: This document has been cited by 2 other documents To copy this document: [email protected] This document has been downloaded 3987 times since 2010. *
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Mostafa Jafari, Jalal Rezaeenour, Peyman Akhavan, Mehdi N. Fesharaki, (2010),"Strategic knowledge management in aerospace industries: a case study", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 82 Iss: 1 pp. 60 - 74 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00022661011028128 Mostafa Jafari, Jalal Rezaeenour, Peyman Akhavan, Mehdi N. Fesharaki, (2010),"Strategic knowledge management in aerospace industries: a case study", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 82 Iss: 1 pp. 60 - 74 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00022661011028128 Mostafa Jafari, Jalal Rezaeenour, Peyman Akhavan, Mehdi N. Fesharaki, (2010),"Strategic knowledge management in aerospace industries: a case study", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 82 Iss: 1 pp. 60 - 74 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00022661011028128
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Strategic knowledge management in aerospace industries: a case study Mostafa Jafari, Jalal Rezaeenour, Peyman Akhavan and Mehdi N. Fesharaki Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran Abstract Purpose – The objective of this paper is to develop a model for planning and establishment of knowledge management (KM) strategy in one of the Iranian Sub-stream Aerospace Industries Organization to improve company’s performance. Design/methodology/approach – This research tries to use multi-method approach by integrating balanced score card, which is a renowned strategic management approach, and Nonaka and colleagues’ knowledge creation process (socialization, externalization, combination, and internalization model), which is a well-known knowledge creation and conversion model, being adopted as the foundations of strategic knowledge management model (SKMM). Findings – The analytical approach identiﬁes eight issues as critical success factors of the knowledge strategy map in this case study. The overall results from the case study are positive as well, thus reﬂecting the appropriateness of the suggested SKMM model. Research limitations/implications – SKMM can be used to help forward the plan, establishment and evaluation of...
...and specialized tasks, but this paper will only talk about two; architects and transportation engineers. All engineers essentially do the same thing, but each one is special. Architects and transportation engineers each design and build structures. Architects build structures for people to live and work in while transportation engineers build and design ways to get from one place to another.
The first architects were the Ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids. 4,000 years ago, Asians began using post and beam construction to make structures more structurally sound. Greeks refined that system and Romans started using concrete. During the renaissance, Baroque, Gorgonian, and colonial periods, many other building techniques were developed to further advance the industry (“Architects”). Steel was then introduced in the 19th century and revolutionized architecture. Engineers now use advanced materials to make complex structures. Transportation engineers weren’t a necessity until 1920 when Garrett Morgan invented the first traffic light. Today, they still continue to study how roadways and transportation influences our everyday life (“Transportation Engineers,” Kansas Career Pipeline).
Tuition for both of these careers can be very expensive. Architects’ tuition ranges from $2,000 to $30,000 while transportation engineers range from $6,000 to $30,000 (“Architect”)...
...ESSAY: WHY I WANT TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER Amy McLeod
“Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopaedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organised forcing of technological change… Engineers operate at the interface of science and society.” - Dean Gordon Brown. Prior to starting secondary school at Spotswood College at the age of 13, I had little knowledge of the vast opportunities that the field of science offers, nor did I realise how intriguing and exciting science can be. It was in my first year at high school that was introduced to general science, a subject which I would continue to study for three years. I found that the areas within the science curriculum that I enjoyed the most were practical, real-life situations that were relevant to the real world, not just the world within the school laboratory. The process of applying scientific methods to solve real-life problems continued to interest and intrigue me throughout my years of studying general science, and I soon realised that science was the field that I wanted a career in. This idea hasn’t changed. In my second year of high school at Spotswood College, I was offered the chance to take part in an extension program in Chemistry before school three times a week, as well as...
...enviroment and how engineers can abreast with davelopment of technology.
An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life. Engineers apply techniques of engineering analysis in testing, production, or maintenance. Analytical engineers may supervise production in factories and elsewhere, determine the causes of a process failure, and test output to maintain quality. They also estimate the time and cost required to complete projects. Supervisory engineers are responsible for major components or entire projects. Engineering analysis involves the application of scientific analytic principles and processes to reveal the properties and state of the system, device or mechanism under study. Most engineers specialize in one or more engineering disciplines. Numerous specialties are recognized by professional societies, and each of the major branches of engineering has numerous subdivisions. Civil engineering, for example, includes structural and transportation...
...LAW FOR ENGINEERS (UEEG 2113)
Final Exam questions (2011)
Time – 3 hours
Students are required to answer any 4 questions
Students are allowed to bring in original and unmarked copy of following statutes into
Contracts Act 1950
Employment Act 1955
The Federal Constitution is the supreme law of Malaysia and, inter alia, it guarantees
fundamental liberties to every citizen.
With reference to Article 8 and 10 of the Constitution, discuss critically whether such
fundamental rights are sufficiently enshrined in the Constitution.
Distinguish between an offer and an invitation to treat. Give two examples to illustrate the
What is the standard of care for an engineer in the tort of negligence?
Discuss with relevant cases.
What is constructive dismissal of an employee? What are the conditions that need to be met in
order for an employee to claim constructive dismissal?
Elaborate with relevant cases.
John is an engineer and is employed by Do-Well College in January 2010 to teach engineering
subjects. In the letter of employment, a clause was inserted which stipulates that John is not
allowed to lecture in other colleges if he leaves the employment with Do-Well College within 2
years. John is now offered a teaching job in another college in May 2011 and he wishes...
...CDR Writing Style for Engineers Australia – An Example
A competency demonstration report (CDR) requires migrant engineers applying to Engineers Australia to write three career episode reports (CERs). Here is an example of writing style for a career episode report (CER). This example is taken from Engineers Australia website.
The purpose of the CDR is to demonstrate:
â€¢ how you have applied your engineering knowledge and skills;
â€¢ that such application meets the competency standards of the relevant occupational category in Australia.
Your CER is to be printed on A4 sheets, in English, in narrative form, using the first person singular and should describe the specific contributions you have made.
This example is taken from the Engineers Australia Handbook – Chartered Status A HANDBOOK FOR APPLICANTS. You can download an electronic copy of this handbook from the Engineers Australia website.
EXAMPLE OF CAREER EPISODE REPORT
(For additional example CERs please refer to http://engineersaustralia.org.au/)
Career Episode Title: Switch Board Upgrade Acme Widgets
Competency Element Claimed
Dates of Career Episode: 25.02.98 – 3.10.98
The project consisted of upgrading the main switchboard for the Acme Widget Company. It was my responsibility to determine the total power requirements for the new plant, calculate the power...
...of the engineers in shaping the society and environment in all pervading and can profoundly affect the lives of many members of the society. Enumerate, from your personal experience, how largely positive impacts have accrued from the contributions of engineers.
In the eyes of public, an engineer is a professional man who is of sufficient training, expertise, and integrity as to be able to act with independence and impartiality in his professional judgments to ensure trust and confidence of public. Since ancient era to recent technological age, participation and contribution of engineers have been seen in all ways of life. Involvement and contributions of engineers are tremendous and playing important roles in almost all aspects of human being life. Let us discuss from the following few angles: -
Engineers in their profession, shall identify the safety and health risks in their works, assess them and take steps to minimize and control these risks in the work place and public arena. Engineers are involved in the search for safer work places and products. These search for improved safety benefited in reducing accidents and harm to the public.
Engineers are keenly aware that their work and recommendations can have a very major impact on the environment that we live in. The very car that we drive emits carbon dioxide that...
...What is Nation Building?
Nation-building refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state.
Who is an Engineer?
Engineers are technically skilled professionals who are responsible for solving problems. Their main focus is on making things work efficiently and effectively by applying the theories and principles of sciences and mathematics to research, and develop economic solutions to technical problems. TheEngineer differs from the scientist by the nature of their training. While the scientists try to explore the natural world and discover new knowledge about the universe and how it works, engineers apply that knowledge to solve real problems, often with an eye toward improving cost and efficiency. The purpose of engineering is to innovate, design, create and maintain products, system and equipment for the benefit and wellbeing of humans. Their works are the link between the perceived social needs and economic applications. They are the bridge between science and art.
Engineers are the backbone of nation building and the purpose of engineering is to innovate, design, create and maintain products, systems and equipment for the benefit and wellbeing of humans.
Collapse of buildings and structures under construction are no longer breaking news in Nigeria. One might be patriotic enough to ask, is a building under construction supposed to collapse if...
...engineering students that they should prepare themselves with economic skills because they need both to become good engineer. Great ideas of engineering but do not have money to implement is a failure.
How the topic relevant to the audience
In the modern world of today filled with the latest technology one can ever dream of, competing with others to have a good qualification in education is not an unusual phenomena. Having just engineering based knowledge is not enough to become a good engineer. It is because money is one of important factor in completing a project. Furthermore, fresh graduates also need to manage their wealth well since a lot of graduates facing problem because lack of information about the loans that they have made.
Engineers students should prepared themselves with economic empowerment so that they could manage their wealth, help them in starting their own business or during managerial period.
* Economics is important in helping fresh graduates to manage their money well.
* To prepare engineers before they get promotion as a manager.
* Engineering graduates need good economics skills to start their own business.
In this semester, I am taking Engineering Economics & Entrepreneurship course. This course were related to this topic. I also have read and researched that engineers need more than engineering based...