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Influence of knowledge management for effective technology transfer : an analysis of software companies in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Perera, GIUS Perera, PNG 2019-02-06T00:55:28Z 2019-02-06T00:55:28Z
dc.description.abstract This research empirically explores how knowledge management within the organization influences technology transfers effectively. Organizations encounter a huge number of challenges which have to be overcome in the midst of various operational complexities. Knowledge and technology capabilities within the firm demonstrate competitiveness of the organization in the business world. Knowledge as a strategic resource and support factor, has a significant importance in software development processes, and in software process improvement projects in Sri Lanka. Knowledge management is very important to create and operate a knowledge intensive environment which can facilitate direct access to the well-structured knowledge that can be used to perform various tasks, and improve the accuracy of decisions. According to experts, implementation of knowledge management processes in software development organizations are key success factors in a competitive environment with increasing technological change. New methods and applications of technology developments enable organization to come up with better quality products and services which help organizations achieve high profits. Hence a knowledge management process can be identified as a collection of several factors such as knowledge capture, knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, and effective use of knowledge and innovation. Therefore it is important to understand the contribution of the above mentioned factors towards the effectiveness of the technology transfer process individually. Technology transfer can be defined as the process of communicating and transmitting technology from one place to another with the intent of enhancing the capabilities of the transferee through absorption and use. Comprehensive literature identifies five factors that moderate the relationship between knowledge management and technology transfer: Communication, Capacity, Commitment, Context and Motivation. This research also analyzes the positive influence of the above mention five factors and the relationship between knowledge management factors and technology transfer. The research was carried out as an online survey among software development companies. Quantitative methods such as correlation analysis and regression analysis were used to analyze the data that was gathered from the survey. In summary the research aims to verify if the above mentioned factors should be used in harmony to achieve success in the technology transfer process. Another conclusion of the research is that Knowledge Management (KM) is a vital part of the operations of any software development organization or practice. Therefore a development of a KM strategy, as well as the development of KM processes is required to carry out technology transfers effectively. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Influence of knowledge management for effective technology transfer : an analysis of software companies in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US 2017-01
dc.identifier.accno TH3461 en_US

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