Effective knowledge retention in the Iranian Aerospace Industries Organization

[German title: Wirksame Wissensbewahrung in der iranischen Aerospace Industries Organization]

Title: Making knowledge management fly: Iran Aerospace Industries Organization introduces knowledge management 
Journal: Strategic Direction 
ISSN: 0258-0543 
Year: 2007 Volume: 23 Issue: 10 Page: 18 – 20 
DOI: 10.1108/02580540710824275 
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited 

Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.
Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.
Findings – This paper is an interesting look at how knowledge management (KM) theory has been applied into organizations, and what the methods of implementing KM have been. It describes the approaches used by the Iran Aerospace Industries Organization in order for it to retain knowledge effectively, in response to a series of layoffs and retirements. A good read for any executive who is responsible for implementing a KM strategy, or considering it.
Practical implications – Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.
Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. 

Keywords: Aerospace industry, Iran, Knowledge management, Organizational change, Organizational culture 

Article Type: General review 

Article URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/02580540710824275

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