Akamon Management Review
Online ISSN : 1347-4448
Print ISSN : 1348-5504
ISSN-L : 1347-4448
Volume 6 , Issue 5
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  • Effective utilization of existing knowledge and the significance of research proposals
    Yasuo Sugiyama, Atsushi Osanai
    2007 Volume 6 Issue 5 Pages 179-194
    Published: May 25, 2007
    Released: March 05, 2018

    Existing research in product development management illustrates that it is important for research and development (R&D) organizations to develop technology while utilizing the knowledge existing within their business departments. This paper explores the factors driving knowledge utilization by R&D departments. The survey results of the R&D division in Company A, a manufacturer of general electronics, show that active proposals from the R&D department, in addition to the traditional mechanisms of integration, lead to the utilization of existing knowledge within business departments.

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