© 2001

Industrial Knowledge Management

A Micro-level Approach

  • Rajkumar Roy
  • This book presents industrial practice in realising knowledge management at the micro-level

  • Presents the state of the art in the field

  • It illustrates with examples from across the industry, showing best practice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Foundation

  3. Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Jesualdo T. Fernández-Breis, Rodrigo Martínez-Béjar
      Pages 123-138
    3. Inés Arana, Hatem Ahriz, Pat Fothergill
      Pages 139-146
    4. Nada Matta, Myriam Ribière, Olivier Corby, Myriam Lewkowicz, Manuel Zacklad
      Pages 147-162
    5. Michel J. Leseure, Naomi J. Brookes
      Pages 163-177
    6. J.C.W. Debuse, B. de la Iglesia, C.M. Howard, V.J. Rayward-Smith
      Pages 179-196
  4. Theory to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. John Davies
      Pages 199-211
    3. Stephen Potter, Stephen Culley, Mansur Darlington, Pravir Chawdhry
      Pages 233-247
    4. Paul A. Rodgers, Nicholas H.M. Caldwell, Avon P. Huxor
      Pages 249-263

About this book


The book presents state of the art practices and research in the area of Knowledge Capture and Reuse in industry. This book demonstrates some of the successful applications of industrial knowledge management at the micro level. The Micro Knowledge Management (MicroKM) is about capture and reuse of knowledge at the operational, shopfloor and designer level. The readers will benefit from different frameworks, concepts and industrial case studies on knowledge capture and reuse. The book contains a number of invited papers from leading practitioners in the field and a small number of selected papers from active researchers. The book starts by providing the foundation for micro knowledge management through knowledge systematisation, analysing the nature of knowledge and by evaluating verification and validation technology for knowledge based system of frameworks for knowledge capture, reuse and development. A number integration are also provided. Web based framework for knowledge capture and delivery is becoming increasingly popular. Evolutionary computing is also used to automate design knowledge capture. The book demonstrates frameworks and techniques to capture knowledge from people, data and process and reuse the knowledge using an appropriate tool in the business. Therefore, the book bridges the gap between the theory and practice. The 'theory to practice' chapter discusses about virtual communities of practice, Web based approaches, case based reasoning and ontology driven systems for the knowledge management. Just-in-time knowledge delivery and support is becoming a very important tool for real-life applications.


Internet business database design development information system knowledge management knowledge representation knowledge-based systems management model network ontology organization system development

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Enterprise Integration, School of Industrial and Manufacturing ScienceCranfield UniversityCranfield, BedfordUK

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking