The main objective of this project is to conduct creative knowledge management research which is related to RFID patients.
The KM model represents the process that effectively defines the strategy for management to divest, build and enhance knowledge assets. The strength of this particular model lies on its strategic focus that essentially puts knowledge management into action (Jennex, 2007, p.114). In regard to the application of the KM model into the technology behind RFID, it becomes apparent that this form of technology has been around since the early1920’s. The first patent that was associated with the RFID abbreviation was granted in 1983 to Charles Walton. Since then, there have been 3,952 patents associated with the term RFID that have been granted (Govada, et al, 2008, p.3).
This study analyzes the process of technology innovations by the local and international enterprises. It becomes apparent that the issue of knowledge management is imperative to the growth of any organization. There exists certain dimensions that are associated with the utilization of the knowledge management model in RFID patent process. One of them is about data acquisition; all the patents since 1976 are made available in full text. They are searched for in the patents database using the search term “RFID”. After data acquisition, the next dimension in this application of the KM model is data parsing (Govada, et al, 2008, p.5). This part is made possible using a java program that can join the data received into a table.
Below is a table showing the top 10 countries by patent count as per the data retrieved from the research study.
RFID is applicable in numerous fields of study. It has become evident that the KM process involves various processes and dimensions such as the management and location of sources of knowledge and the organization of that knowledge. Based on this research, the United States is the leader in the field RFID.
Govada, Shilpa, et al. Patent analysis of RFID technology: Knowledge management project
(2008). Retrieved March 9,2014.
Jennex, M. E. (2007). Knowledge management in modern organizations. Hershey, PA: Idea