Knowledge Energy, Recurrent Learning and the Transformation of an R&D Institution in a Mexican Public University

Luis Roberto Vega-González, Rodolfo Zanella, Neil C. Bruce


When University R&D institutions perform projects to create technology solutions, they produce knowledge and learn. The basic idea proposed in this article is that one of the fuels that produce such a dynamic process is the organization’s knowledge energy. When it flows in multidisciplinary projects within and outside an organization's borders, it also produces recurrent learning along each technology prototype improvement. Through the years this dynamic is capable of producing substantial transformations and empower R&D institutions, as we found in the transformation of the Applied Sciences and Technological Development Center into the Applied Sciences and Technology Institute of the National Autonomous University in México. This is a limited case study.

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