Knowledge Transfer in Network Organization. An example of the Polish-Portuguese Network of Researchers (preliminary phase)

Wioleta Dryl, Tomasz Dryl, Nelson Jorge Ribeiro Duarte, Anna Dziadkiewicz, Joanna Nieżurawska, Lech Nieżurawski, Tiago Fernando Ferreira Lopes, Carla Sofia Gonçalves Pereira, Vitor Ricardo Santos


The report, based on the review of relevant literature, presents the preliminary phase of implemented project of the Polish-Portuguese network of researchers, and aims at the elaboration of a conceptual model and subsequent assessment of the model through field research. The purpose of this report is to present both the theory of networking and transfer of knowledge, pursued in the international cooperation. This article is an introduction to the sequential phases of knowledge sharing among
universities and then applying it to business as a result.


knowledge transfer, network organization

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