This article aims to describe the importance of knowledge management (KM) to the space industry.
Drawing from a range of literature published in the academic and industry arenas, also including articles published in this special issue. The authors also apply their personal experience and practical knowledge.
Implementations in KM within aerospace organizations and space industry have grown beyond mere technology thrusts, and now include aspects of culture, people, and process. These more sophisticated KM tasks build on technology and information to help guide organizations through the intricacies of working with international teams and making ever‐more‐complex decisions.
All organizations make mistakes; an important factor for recovering from these errors and avoiding the repetition of these problems is the implementation of a knowledge management system (KMS).
Most general KM articles discuss KM from the technology thrusts; this article describes how the implementation in KMS within space organizations has grown beyond mere technology thrusts and now includes aspects of culture, people, and process.
Olla, P. and Holm, J. (2006), "The role of knowledge management in the space industry: important or superfluous?", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270610656584Download as .RIS
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