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By Michael Stankosky

During this e-book Dr. Michael Stankosky, founding father of the 1st doctoral application in wisdom administration, units out to supply a motive and strong examine foundation for constructing wisdom administration (KM) as an instructional self-discipline. whereas it really is well known that wisdom is the motive force of our wisdom financial system, wisdom administration doesn't but have the legitimacy that simply rigorous educational learn provides. This e-book lays out the argument for KM as a separate educational self-discipline, with its personal physique of data (theoretical constructs), guiding ideas, society.


In developing a tutorial self-discipline, there needs to be a extensively approved theoretical build, arrived at by way of present process scholarly medical research and accompanying rigor. This build turns into the foundation for a tutorial curriculum, and confirmed methodologies for perform. hence, the chapters during this e-book bridge concept and perform, offering guiding ideas to these embarking on or comparing the benefits of a KM software.

As a technique itself for venture the improvement of a physique of information, a KM learn Map used to be built to lead students, researchers, and practitioners. This publication provides this map, and showcases state of the art scholarship already played during this nascent box by way of together with the dissertation result of 11 KM scholar/practitioners.

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Created a survey instrument adaptable as an in-depth assessment tool. • Documented a framework that can provide a blueprint for a disciplined systems approach to designing and establishing integrated, enterprise-wide KM systems, programs, and initiatives. The Classroom Crucible: Moving to the Practice End Doctoral research and theory notwithstanding, the fall of 2000 saw a large influx of students in pursuit of GW’s graduate certificate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Those enrolled for the certificate program were primarily driven to acquiring a basic understanding of the KM movement and a reference framework for discussing KM and putting it into context in a functional organizational sense.

Competing-type culture Leadership/management— Disciplines: Operations research Management science Psychology Philosophy Logic Linguistics Management information systems Behavioral profiling Strategic planning Vision sharing Specific and general goals and objectives Executive commitment KM programs tied to metrics Formal KM roles in existence Tangible rewards for use of KM Knowledge sharing Learning enterprise— Disciplines: Cognitive psychology Organizational development Systems engineering Management philosophy Personal mastery Mental models Shared vision Team learning Tacit and explicit knowledge Management support for continuous learning Capturing, organizing and disseminating knowledge Virtual teams Exchange forums Communities of practice Innovation encouraged/recognized/rewarded KM, knowledge management; SW, software.

Validation of the Proposed Knowledge Management Framework Because of the extreme qualitative nature of the belief findings, and given the nonequal findings for the four pillars, the research undertook an additional statistical 31 32 Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management Figure 2-16 Percentage distribution of key elements per belief. 996 analysis to determine relative strength of each of the four KEs. 0 Applications Guide, 1998). If so, that would indicate that while not all four pillars were equal, they were all strong factors in the KM concept being surveyed.

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