• ISSN: 2301-3567 (Print), 2972-3981 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Econ. Bus. Manag.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JOEBM
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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(6): 576-582 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.249

Loop-Like Process of Knowledge Transfer: Diffusion of New Technology in the International Civil Aviation Domain

Yoshinobu Nakanishi

Abstract—In past studies, the knowledge transfer process was illustrated as a four-stage serial process comprising the following stages: initiation, implementation, ramp-up, and integration. However, actual cases on the knowledge transfer process indicated a deviation from this model. This study proposes a modified process model by collecting and analyzing knowledge transfer data on new technology in the civil aviation domain. In the proposed modified model, the ramp-up stage (in which the transferred knowledge is utilized) and the integration stage (in which the knowledge is integrated into an organizational routine) have a reciprocal relationship. In other words, in the knowledge transfer process, (1) initial routine is established by the recipient of the knowledge, (2) transferred knowledge is utilized according to the initial routine, and (3) the routine is continuously amended based on feedback obtained through the usage of the knowledge. Although this modified knowledge transfer process needs to be validated with empirical research, it seems to provide a better explanation for the actual knowledge transfer process.

Index Terms—Knowledge transfer, organizational learning, routine, unlearning, accountability.

Yoshinobu Nakanishi is with the Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan (e-mail: 090b408b@ stu.kobe-u.ac.jp).


Cite: Yoshinobu Nakanishi, "Loop-Like Process of Knowledge Transfer: Diffusion of New Technology in the International Civil Aviation Domain," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 576-582, 2015.

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