Free Knowledge Transfer
Tomas Bata University in Zlín Czech Republic managed to win a project named “We Work Smarter” within the framework of the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development financed by the European Social Fund (ESF). The project supports the free knowledge transfer among SMEs and e-learning environment helps to bring up and enforce innovative approaches and methods in Human and Resource Development (HRD) in the Czech small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to create a “learning environment” and to exercise the concept of lifelong learning. The research has shown that employees prefer case studies from the firm environment with short video that shows the particular problem of the firm and her successful solving the problem (best practice). The project team succeeded in doing 100 video case studies and collecting more than 700 structured Cards of best practices from SMEs. The best practices of many different firms as some kind of free knowledge can be collected and organised in the form of knowledge base. The results of the project entitle the author to do the research conclusions presented in this contribution and focused on the problem of sharing free knowledge of enterprises in competitive environment.
Keywords: Best Practice, Small and Medium Enterprise, Lifelong Learning, Knowledge Base, Human and Resource Development
Dr. Jena Švarcová
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics