Science & Technology Foundation (FCT/MCTES), Portugal
Knowledge Management in Additive Manufacturing: Designing New Business Models
In the current business environment, increasingly dynamic, with numerous technological innovations, human resources and the know-how generated are volatile. Knowledge and the way it is shared and retained in organizations has become a source of competitive advantage. It is, therefore, necessary to develop tools to help companies manage their knowledge and use it to leverage value creation.
As a result of Additive Manufacturing (AM) being an emergent disruptive technology, studies on the impacts of this technology on business models are still scarce or even non-existent. Hence, it is necessary to develop research about this technology in order to identify and characterize knowledge management strategies that should be adopted to increase competitiveness and sustainability in new business models. The project also aims the development of a roadmap for the analysis of the impacts of the various alternatives that can improve decision-making processes.