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An Ontological Approach To Knowledge Management In Engineering Companies Of The Energy Sector

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030331

Volume

62

Pages

11

Published

2003

Size

590.23 kb

Author(s)

F. A. Batzias & F.-M. P. Spanidis

Abstract

An ontological approach to knowledge management in engineering companies of the energy sector F. A. ~atzias' & F.-M. P. spanidis2 1 Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, Greece 2 Asprofos Engineering Co., Athens, Greece Abstract An engineering company, operating as a leader within a consortium established ad hoc for carrying out an energylenvironmental project or submitting a relative proposal, usually relies heavily on a working group which consists of representatives of all partners within the consortium. These people experience a knowledge-sharing problem, as they do not communicate on the same wavelength. This situation is not expected to change in the near future because young engineerslscientists seem also to have an inadequatelconfused background as regards energylexergylemergy concepts and their relations. For solving this problem, we propose a 24-stage knowledge management methodology based on the creation of a local ontological knowledge base. Th

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