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Harnessing Knowledge, Innovation and Competence in Engineering of Mission Critical Systems

This book explores the critical role of acquisition, application, enhancement, and management of knowledge and human competence in the context of the largely digital and data/information dominated modern world. Whilst humanity owes much of its achievements to the distinct capability to learn from observation, analyse data, gain insights, and perceive beyond original realities, the systematic treatment of knowledge as a core capability and driver of success has largely remained the forte of pedagogy. In an increasingly intertwined global community faced with existential challenges and risks, the significance of knowledge creation, innovation, and systematic understanding and treatment of human competence is likely to be humanity's greatest weapon against adversity. This book was conceived to inform the decision makers and practitioners about the best practice pertinent to many disciplines and sectors. The chapters fall into three broad categories to guide the readers to gain insight from generic fundamentals to discipline-specific case studies and of the latest practice in knowledge and competence management.

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Harnessing Knowledge, Innovation and Competence in Engineering of Mission Critical SystemsEdited by Ali G. Hessami

Published: March 4th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81421

ISBN: 978-1-78984-110-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-109-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-467-2

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: KM in Mission Critical Environments - Process vs. People!

By Ali G. Hessami


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2. Intelligent Systemic/Systematic Innovation and Its Role in Delivering Improvement and Change in the Design of Mission Critical Systems

By Farhad Fassihi and Reza Ghaffari


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3. Evolution of Communication Skills in Virtual Product Development Process: Experience From EGPR

By Nikola Vukašinović, Janez Benedičič and Roman Žavbi


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4. Systems Engineering as an Essential Organizational Competence for Knowing and Innovating

By Michael Henshaw and Sofia Ahlberg Pilfold


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5. An ISM Approach to Evaluate Critical Success Factors for Knowledge Management in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

By Suresh Renukappa, Subashini Suresh, Saeed Al Nabt, Redouane Sarrakh and Khaled Algahtani


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6. Importance of Social Networks for Knowledge Sharing and the Impact of Collaboration on Network Innovation in Online Communities

By Stefan K. Behfar


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7. Knowledge Redundancy Cycles in Complex Mission-Critical Systems

By Darrell Mann


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8. Simplexity: A Hybrid Framework for Managing System Complexity

By Michael Reiss


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9. Redundancy and Synchronisation Management in Mission- and Time-Critical Wireless Sensor Networks

By Davide Scazzoli, Maurizio Magarini and Giacomo Verticale


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10. Harnessing IoT Data and Knowledge in Smart Manufacturing

By Joseph Shun Ming Yuen, King Lun Choy, Yung Po Tsang and Hoi Yan Lam


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