Keywords: technology management, knowledge management, human resource development, HRM, technology transfer, linkages, nuclear industry
Managing nuclear knowledge: a governmental perspective
Governments and industries have different perceptions about knowledge management. Coporate houses limit their vision to 3–5 years, while governments have to plan for decades. The industry works in a competitive environment and has to direct R&D towards customising the existing knowledge base, while governments have to direct R&D towards search for further knowledge. For a higher education programme to succeed, four attributes are very important. These are: the linkage of the higher education programme with frontline research, providing necessary excitement to the young students; the linkage with the society, the industry and national programme; and the matching of the needs of the human resource development programme with the actual requirements.