Knowledge Management Methodology for the build-up of Public Private Partnerships using Mental Maps
Selma Regina Martins Oliveira, Jorge Lino Alves

The present paper aims to contribute for the intellectual capital build-up on the field of public-private partnerships (PPP). Therefore, a support system for the decision of the building up and the management of PPP projects on transportation infrastructure has been developed based on the methodological support of the Knowledge Management (KM) Theory. The aforementioned system considers a sequence of proceedings directed to the prioritization ranking of knowledge objects, so to assist managers to choose priorities regarding information and theoretical knowledge. This stage consisted of the following steps: (a) the assembly of critical success factors; (b) the determination of information areas; (c) the prioritization of the needs of information. Furthermore, the designation of knowledge objects ensued as follows: (a) the selection of the concept of knowledge; (b) the identification and acquisition of knowledge; (c) the prioritization of knowledge objects, (d) the mental representation of the objects of knowledge. The results obtained have been satisfying, validating the proceeding proposed for assembling and the prioritization of critical knowledge for projects on PPP, as well as for the constitution of other elements of the intellectual capital for the concession policies and partnerships, utmost on the road investment field.

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