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International Conference on knowledge management

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Jan '07
The first International Conference on Knowledge Management for Productivity and Competitiveness was inaugurated here today by Dr. Ajay Dua, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. T

he 2-day Conference is being jointly organised by the National Productivity Council (NPC) along with SPIM (USA) and supported by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of IT & Communication; Asian Productivity Organisation/Tokyo; Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee and Madras); and the International Management Institute (IMI)/New Delhi.

Dr. Dua underlined the paramount importance of knowledge management for enhancing the competitiveness of Indian industry as also the importance of strategies to leverage the strengths of Asian economies in the emerging knowledge paradigm.

Shri N.A. Viswanathan, Director General of NPC, said that the deliberations of the Conference would augur well for India's dream of becoming a knowledge economy and reaching the status of a developed country by 2020.

Knowledge is increasingly becoming a valuable asset along with the traditional factors of production such as labour and capital. The twenty first century is characterised by the world economies dominated by knowledge led development for wealth creation and distribution and India is the emerging leader in the knowledge economy, given the stupendous growth rate of the Indian economy primarily due to knowledge workers, Dr. Dua said.


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