Development of Strategy Pull Type KM Model : Implications for Achieving Quality Outcomes in Engineering Educaton

Rodrigues, Lewlyn L R and Krishnamurthy, G R (2004) Development of Strategy Pull Type KM Model : Implications for Achieving Quality Outcomes in Engineering Educaton. In: Proceedings of International Mechanical Engineering Conference 2004, December 5-8, 2004, Kuwait. (Submitted)

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Engineering is a creative field. It demands a group of abilities including, analysis, synthesis, designing, evaluation, experimentation, and so on, along with managerial and leadership qualities. In this new era of Information Revolution, when organisations are transforming themselves into Learning Organisations with effective Knowledge Management (KM) techniques, there is also a need to transform the engineering education system (which supplies human resources into those organisations) into a Learning Institution through the implementation of the appropriate KM model. Focus group sample method of research is adopted in this paper. The study is qualitative in nature and is based on the inputs given by the teaching faculty from about 20 engineering institutions. Response to the qualitative questions is the main source of data. Validity study of the research is also presented in the paper. This paper proposes a strategy pull type KM model. The building of the knowledge flow pattern in engineering education is carried out. Knowledge maps are developed to establish the relation between the engineering attributes and the courses studied. The conceptual integrated framework for KM is also developed. The paper gives a stage-wise implementation strategy for the KM system, and also, enlists the implications for quality outcomes. The paper aims at a full-fledged KM system in engineering education, which would facilitate producing of quality conscious and customer-focussed engineers, who can respond to the dynamic, discontinuous and radical pace of change in the techno-societal front.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Management - Engineering Education - Strategy Pull Model
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 03:57
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 03:57

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