Methods and Tools for Knowledge Sharing in Product Development

  • Marco BertoniEmail author
  • Christian Johansson
  • Tobias C. Larsson


The emerging industrial business partnerships, which feature cross-functional and cross-company development efforts, raise the barrier for the establishment of effective knowledge sharing practises in the larger organization. This chapter aims to highlight the role of knowledge as a key enabler for effective engineering activities in the light of such emerging enterprise collaboration models. Knowledge enabled engineering (KEE) is presented as an approach to enhance the extended organization’s capability to establish effective collaboration among its parts, in spite of different organizational structures, technologies or processes. KEE is analyzed in its constituent parts, highlighting areas, methods and tools that are particularly interesting for leveraging companies’ knowledge sharing capabilities.


Knowledge Sharing Knowledge Worker Product Development Process Virtual Enterprise Knowledge Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Bertoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Johansson
    • 1
  • Tobias C. Larsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Luleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden
  2. 2.Blekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden

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