Buying Knowledge: Effective Acquisition of External Knowledge

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
Technology acquisition, consultancy know-how, research data and services, marketing information, intellectual property ... the list of sources and types of knowledge that organizations need to acquire, share and manage is growing exponentially.The acquisition and management of knowledge as an end in itself is relatively new, but has grown in importance on most mangers' agendas over the past fifteen years and is something that many managers are still fundamentally ill-equipped to control effectively. Yet it is their ability to plan, source, evaluate, acquire and manage knowledge on which the success of their organizations increasingly depends
 

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Contents

In the KnowThe Knowledge Economy in the Twentyfirst Century
1
Knowledge is Power
12
Head KnowledgeModern Intellectual Property Rights
27
Current Developments
39
Why Buy Knowledge?
52
Competitive tender or negotiation?
69
Developing a transfer model
86
Working with Consultants
99
Tender evaluation
112
Why buy knowledge when you can buy the owner of
126
Knowledge FactoriesBuying Knowledge from
132
Appendix 1The Outsourcing RDToolkit
142
Index
151
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