Knowledge Management in Practice

Author: Taverekere Srikantaiah
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 9781573873123
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the third entry in an ambitious, highly regarded KM book series edited by T. Kanti Srikantaiah and Michael E. D. Koenig. Where Knowledge Management for the Information Professional (2000) offered information professionals an introduction to KM and Knowledge Management Lessons Learned (2004) assessed KM applications and innovations, Knowledge Management in Practice looks at how KM can be and is being implemented in organizations today. Featuring the contributions of more than 20 experts in the field, the book is unique in surveying the efforts of KM specialists to extend knowledge beyond their organizations and in providing a framework for understanding user context. The result is a must-read for any professional seeking to connect organizational KM systems with increasingly diverse and geographically dispersed user communities.

Performance Through Learning

Author: Carol Gorelick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750675829
Format: PDF
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Performance Through Learning is a practical guide to the key issues surrounding knowledge management from a human resource perspective and provides incisive insights into developing a strategy linked to organizational learning. The authors present a framework and model that practitioners within organizations can adapt to increase performance through learning using knowledge management tools. The book is divided into two parts and includes: *An overview of theory *Case studies and practitioner stories from a range of KM initiatives *Tools and techniques for implementing an effective KM strategy. Written by a respected international author team, the book provides an understanding of the theory that supports knowledge management in the current business environment. Drawing upon real-life examples across a variety of organizational settings, from large global financial and professional services firms, to multinational oil and mining companies, to a small charity in the voluntary sector *Authors from US, Canada, South Africa, and UK give this book an international perspective *Only book to focus on measurement using balanced scorecard and other HR measurement tools *Provides empirical case studies of how leading organizations in 4 countries have achieved benefits from KM

Knowledge Sharing in Practice

Author: M.H. Huysman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401599920
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this volume organizational learning theory is used to analyse various practices of managing and facilitating knowledge sharing within companies. Experiences with three types of knowledge sharing, namely knowledge acquisition, knowledge reuse, and knowledge creation, at ten large companies are discussed and analyzed. This critical analysis leads to the identification of traps and obstacles when managing knowledge sharing, when supporting knowledge sharing with IT tools, and when organizations try to learn from knowledge sharing practices. The identification of these risks is followed by a discussion of how organizations can avoid them. This work will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in organization science and business administration. Also, consultants and organizations at large will find the book useful as it will provide them with insights into how other organizations manage and facilitate knowledge sharing and how potential failures can be prevented.

Knowledge Management in Practice

Author: Anthony J. Rhem
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315356775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This publication gives detailed information on applying knowledge management (KM) practices, procedures and techniques to solve real world problems. The book addresses content management and search engine optimization, capturing and codifying tacit and explicit knowledge, KM in disaster preparedness, action and reaction, how organization should address the KM adoption process, why KM projects fail, and specific industry application of knowledge management.

Principles of Knowledge Management Theory Practice and Cases

Author: Eliezer Geisler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317415167
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the new field of knowledge management. It approaches the subject from a management rather than a highly technical point of view, and provides students with a state-of-the-art survey of KM and its implementation in diverse organizations. The text covers the nature of knowledge (tacit and explicit), the origins and units of organizational knowledge, and the evolution of knowledge management in contemporary society. It explores the implementation and utilization of knowledge management systems, and how to measure their impact, outputs, and benefits. The book includes a variety of original case studies that illustrate specific situations in which the absence or existence of knowledge management systems has been crucial to the organization's actions. Charts and figures throughout help clarify more complex phenomena and classifications, and each chapter includes review questions and a comprehensive index.

Leading with Knowledge

Author: Madanmohan Rao
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780070499607
Format: PDF
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What are the stories, successes, and secrets of knowledge management in companies like IBM, Oracle, Sun and Xerox? This book is a compilation of KM perspectives, strategies, lessons and recommendations from CKOs, knowledge managers, and KM heads in 17 leading IT companies from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Knowledge Management Systems

Author: Stuart Barnes
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861526168
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Knowledge management is becoming more and more important in a changing business climate, as organizations are faced with tremendous competitive pressures. Technological developments such as e-commerce have made company strategies and customer interfacing more visible, so this resource-based view of strategy has become a key issue in gaining differentiation in the eyes of the customer and maintaining competitive advantage. Knowledge management skills and processes are crucial to this, as they leverage a company's renewable, reusable and accumulating assets. This book provides an essential guide to the area of knowledge management, and specifically highlights new developments such as Knowledge Management Systems. Featuring insights and perspectives from contributors from the UK, Europe and the USA, this book presents cutting edge theory and evidence about the use of information technology for the management of organizational knowledge. The book is split into three sections: Experiences in KMS Practice, featuring practical case studies taken from well-known companies and organizations Designing KMS Enterprise Architectures, explaining different structures for integrating and sharing knowledge within an organisation Implementing KM Solutions, which demonstrates the fundamental principles to implementing systems, and the hurdles that must be faced This book covers a fast-growing topic in great depth, and will prove invaluable to students taking Knowledge Management courses on degrees in Business, Management or Information Systems. It is also a useful guide for practitioners contemplating new technological developments in the field.

Introduction to Knowledge Management

Author: Kesheng Wang
Publisher: Tapir Academic Press
ISBN: 9788251916608
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An introduction to Knowledge Management, focussing on creating and sharing knowledge. This book teaches how to implement knowledge management in a company, step by step.

Knowledge Management

Author: Professor Dr.-Ing. Kai Mertins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662044668
Format: PDF, ePub
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By Robert C. Camp, PhD, PE Chairman Global Benchmarking Network (GBN), Best Practice InstituteTM, Rochester, NY, USA The perception, sharing, and adoption of best practices is mostly attributed to the activity called benchmarking. Obtaining maximum value from best practices is usually attributed to knowledge management. One is an extension of the other. Knowledge management can be looked upon as the management of knowledge about best practices whether in the mind as human capital or as intellectual assets or property. Most organizations now recognize the absolute imperative for the identification and collection of best practices through benchmarking. It can be a strategic strength when practiced and a fatal weakness if not pursued. But there is a serious disconnection in the exchange and adoption process. Despite significant advances in the approaches and technology that pursue improvement (six sigma, process redesign, customer relationship management, etc.), organizations continue to experience great difficulty in successfully transferring leading practices. Some would say these are exemplary, proven, observed, or promising, but, in the final analysis, they are best practices -with the objective of becoming world class. More insight is needed into how leading, or best practices are transferred and adopted - said differently, best practices for knowledge transfer or knowledge management.