The Role of Knowledge Management in Technology Assimilation Processes

Ozdemir D., Tacer S., Gozlu S.

Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) Conference on Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, Oregon, United States Of America, 31 July - 04 August 2011 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Oregon
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Technology is one of the most important determining factors for achieving competitiveness. Since companies cannot produce all technologies internally, they need to acquire them from outside providers. Thus, they face some challenges, which are caused due to the gap between provider and receiver. The gap between the parties can originate from technology itself, organizational context, or environmental attributes. Performance of firms in integrating imported technologies into their existing organization is influenced by several factors. One of these factors is knowledge, which is a key asset for all organizations and obtained through technology transfer.