Irene Krebs's research while affiliated with Universität Potsdam and other places

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In order to guarantee the success of an IT project, it is necessary for a company to possess expert knowledge. The difficulty arises when experts no longer work for the company and it then becomes necessary to use their knowledge, in order to realise an IT project. In this paper, the ExKnowIT information system which supports the eliciting of exper...
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This article aims to present principal sources for the identification of tacit knowledge within an IT Company, as part of an intelligent system. It is stated, that knowledge workers have the specialised knowledge to come up with or formulate new ideas and that this specialised knowledge is the product of targeted education, experience and competenc...
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This article aims to present the usage flow of the intelligent system for Tacit Knowledge-Transfer-Support for an IT company. The following exemplar functionalities of this system are described: C1-F1: Selecting the processes that are carried out by an employee, C1-F2: Determining the employees’ knowledge and C2-F2: Determining the weighting of eac...
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This paper focuses on modelling an information system to support the management of knowledge-workers in an IT company. Knowledge workers are defined as those employees important in the completion of IT projects, and as those employees whose work is focused on the application of knowledge. The main aim of this work is to elaborate a method for acqui...
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This article aims to explore the effects of the use of an ERP system in a manufacturing company on strategy development as described by defined factors. The work is based on a survey and data obtained from 62 Polish manufacturing enterprises from the Lubuskie region, and from 23 German manufacturing enterprises from the Brandenburg region, in which...
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This article elaborates on the development of a dedicated Tacit Knowledge Transfer Support Tool for companies. The five main components of this tool are formulated: (1) Tacit Knowledge Source Identification; (2) Tacit Knowledge Source Determination using the FAHP (Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process); (3) Tacit Knowledge Acquisition, (4) Tacit Knowled...
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This article elaborates a decision-making model for the effective use of the application for knowledge transfer support in manufacturing enterprises by using the GMDH method. It focuses on the set of the characteristics of knowledge workers in manufacturing companies and is based on a survey and data obtained from 119 Polish manufacturing enterpris...
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The implementation of business strategies in an enterprise requires the engagement of all employees, but especially of knowledge workers. In this way, many organizations are focusing on knowledge sharing within the company. Knowledge sharing among knowledge workers could be a critical enabler of an effective implementation of business strategies. T...
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This paper examines the role of a game theory approach in the process of knowledge worker selection in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Using a game theory approach, the optimization of the process of knowledge worker selection is clearly defined. The study draws on interviews with 40 knowledge workers in nine innovative Polish business t...
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Any knowledge management tools which are used in enterprises must be continuously enhanced and adapted to ever changing business needs and priorities. This paper systematically examines the role of the effective use of information and/or knowledge management tools in Polish manufacturing companies. This study addresses the issue of whether or not t...
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While having been the object of numerous studies, the link between ERP implementation and SMEs performance still requires understanding. This paper documents the effect of investments in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems on a firm’s sales performance and profitability measure such as return on sales (ROS). The models are based on a sample...
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Accessibility in the context of the internet has been researched ­repeatedly in the last years and there are many treatises on this issue. The rapid development of computers and particularly internet software technologies in the Web 2.0 is the ­reason that a lot of this literature is outdated and the described methods are not ­applicable anymore. B...
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Managing small and medium sizes enterprises (SMEs) and building their competitiveness is not an easy task. Such enterprises not only differ in their organizational potential (managerial, intellectual, financial), but also in their operational power in relation to their surroundings, their susceptibility to external influences and their reactions to...
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Premature babies represent a particularly endangered group of children. At the same time, their parents are frequently traumatized by the early birth and full of fear for their child. The question which arises here now is how parents can build up a relationship to their child. This article describes a visitor system which establishes the connection...
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This paper presents concept of the strategic knowledge resource network for SMEs. A strategic-knowledge resource in a company represents the knowledge, skills and capabilities of the individuals who make up the workforce of that company. In the paper we present a network for the transfer as well as storage of knowledge in enterprises in order to ma...
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Human resource strategy can emerge within a decentralized decision structure that gives managers autonomy to take responsive actions while overall strategic direction is considered within a strategic planning process. This study defines the concept of employee selection (especially strategic employee selection) and hypothesizes on the positive corr...
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Habitation is one of the basic requirements of humans. With growing age people spend more and more time in their homes. The own flat and a familiar environment do not only give people the feeling of safety and security they are main factors for the quality of life. The demands to living conditions of old aged people have changed a lot recently. The...
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Todays maintenance approach is functional oriented and mostly it is understood as hardware preventative actions. The changing share of mechanics, electronics and software cost of automated production systems call for new competences and responsibility for efficient maintenance. The paper presents automated production system which is considered as s...
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Products and processes in enterprises are becoming increasingly knowledge-based. The assemblies and organisation of this, in its representation widely varying knowledge, will be a crucial factor for enterprise success in the future. To define knowledge is a very difficult task, even for the enterprises. In order to understand different functions wi...
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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are an application software implemented in a great number of manufacturing companies worldwide. The implementation of an ERP system is performed to integrate business processes, allocate company's resources efficiently and provide important data for de- cision support. Implementing an ERP system is expensi...
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At present a specialist discussion on the topic an e-Administration is taking place in Germany even though still cautiously. Due to both long-term and current political and eco-nomic developments municipalities in Germany are facing enormous challenges. Then particularly development of innovation and process of innovations transfer is important que...

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