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JSW 2012 Vol.7(1): 17-24 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.1.17-24

Knowledge Management in Collaborative Product Design-An Activity Theory Perspective

Kaiji Liao and Junqin Luo
South China University of Technology / School of Business Administration, Guangzhou, China
Abstract—Collaborative product design is nowadays a trend of advanced manufacturing technology. Collaborative product design is a knowledge-intensive activity; knowledge management in collaborative product design has been focused. Existing literatues maily focus on knowledge management systems in collaborative design, other aspects of design activity is rarely paid attention to. The framework of activity system interaction is applied to design business scenario analysis. Furthermore, knowledge management in collaborative product design is analyzed from six perspectives, which are subject, object, community, tools, rules and division of labor, of Activity Theory. And suggestions for promoting knowledge sharing and transformation are proposed to imporve knowledge management in collaborative product design.

Index Terms—knowledge management; collaborative product design ;collaborative design; Activity Theory

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Cite:Kaiji Liao and Junqin Luo, "Knowledge Management in Collaborative Product Design-An Activity Theory Perspective," Journal of Software vol. 7, no.1, pp. 17-24, 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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