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Monday, 9 May 2011

Knowledge Management in Iran

Nader Ale Ebrahim
University of Malaya - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering

Ali Ghazizadeh
Planning Director

Arash Golnam
The Society of Iranian Industries & Mines - Research & Development Centers

Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition (KMICE), 2006

In the highly competitive global market, only organizations survive in which, knowledge has replaced labor and natural resources as the key source of sustainable growth and development. The organizations that have learned doing things differently and doing different things. In such organizations knowledge and learning are widely considered as sustainable sources of competitive advantage. In this paper first we take a look at the history and the pioneers of knowledge management in Iran analyzing the evolutionary trend of knowledge management and its current condition in Iran. Then we trace the emphasis put on knowledge management in the fourth economic, social and cultural development plan proposed by the Iranian Government with an analytical approach. Next but still important we present the summary of the 5th Seminar of the Industries and Mines Research and Development Centers by the name of Research and Development and Knowledge Management which was held on 23 and 24th of Nov. 05 in Tehran by The R&D Society of Iranian Industries and Mines with the help of the Deputy Office for Planning, Research & Development of the Ministry of Industries & Mines and the Deputy Office of Research of the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology. Since we were directly involved in the above mentioned seminar from both scientific and executive point of view we believe this seminar is the most up to date case study about knowledge management in Iran.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Iran, The Fourth Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan, The 5th Seminar of the Industries and Mines Research and Development Centers, The R&D Society of Iranian Industries and Mines.

JEL Classifications: L1, L11, L7, Q32, Q31, M11, M12,M1, M54, O1, O3, O32, P24, P42, P23, L17

SSRN-Knowledge Management in Iran by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ali Ghazizadeh, Arash Golnam

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