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CREATING FAVORABLE CONTEXT TO WORKER KNOWLEDGE SHARING: Assessing factors in Brazil and China automotive factories

Grant number: 16/00132-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2016 - February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering
Principal researcher:Jorge Muniz Junior
Grantee:Jorge Muniz Junior
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Bruno Chaves Franco ; Daniel Wintersberger ; Marcela Aparecida Guerreiro Machado de Freitas


In the search for improved competitiveness, the industry has discussed and implemented several concepts related to people and processes. However, the concepts adopted for the organizations are implemented and maintained in a disjointed manner. Several authors recognize the competitive advantage role of knowledge, which is treated implicitly in traditional models of Production Management. Exploring opportunities in this scenario, this project purposes to analyze the workers knowledge sharing in automotive plants through factors related to Knowledge Management, Work Organization and Production Organization. The research will use a qualitative and quantitative approach involving workers and managers in Brazil and China to identify the factors and evaluate them. To assess the importance of these factors, multivariate statistics are used and the Hierarchy Process Analytics Saaty (2001). This research indicates the relationship among the factors and the explicit use of the theme "knowledge" in production systems. The research contributes to the promotion of an enabling context for the creation and sharing of workers knowledge and is aligned with the recent demands of research and organizational. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ALMEIDA, DIOGO; PRADHAN, NINAD; MUNIZ, JR., JORGE. Assessment of ISO 9001:2015 implementation factors based on AHP: Case study in Brazilian automotive sector. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITY & RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT, v. 35, n. 7, p. 1343-1359, . (16/00132-2)
MUNIZ JR, JORGE; WINTERSBERGER, DANIEL; HONG, JACKY L. F.. Worker and manager judgments about factors that facilitate knowledge-sharing: Insights from a Brazilian automotive assembly line. KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT, . (16/00132-2)

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