Mounir Kehal


Knowledge diffusion may be considered as “the adaptation of knowledge in a broad range of scientific and engineering research and development… The growth of scientific knowledge is largely due to a diffusion process in which new ideas are transmitted from person to person ”. Chen et al (2004). We have conducted studies on scientific and commercial documents, in other words traces of knowledge within a research and development institution and its commercial / spin-off counterpart. Observational and systematic (corpus-based) studies – through analysis of specialist text, can support research in knowledge management. Since text could be assumed to portray a trace of knowledge. In this paper we are to show how knowledge diffuses in a specific environment, and thus could be modeled by specialist text. That is dealing with the satellite manufacturing domain, and having embedded within the knowledge about the business sector and knowledge domain.


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Paper Citation

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Kehal M. (2010). KNOWLEDGE DIFFUSION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-30-0, pages 283-286. DOI: 10.5220/0003045902830286

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author={Mounir Kehal},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)
SN - 978-989-8425-30-0
AU - Kehal M.
PY - 2010
SP - 283
EP - 286
DO - 10.5220/0003045902830286