Challenges and Issues in Knowledge Management

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Anthony F. Buono, Flemming Poulfelt
IAP, 2005 - Business & Economics - 382 pages
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Challenges and Issues in Knowledge Management - the fifth volume in the Research on Management Consulting series - presents sixteen chapters that explore these various perspectives, focusing on knowledge management within the context of the management consulting industry, the dynamics associated with knowledge sharing and dissemination, methodological approaches to studying knowledge in organizations, and reflections on knowledge management and management consulting. As the chapters underscore, it is important to ensure that KM initiatives are aligned with the needs of the organization and its members, that the KM system is "owned" by organizational members with particular emphasis on executive sponsorship and team member acceptance, and that it be understood as an ongoing process rather than simply another management objective or faddish consulting tool. The focus, therefore, should be on how knowledge processes can be facilitated, leveraged and utilized in organizational value creation.
 

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Managing Organizational Knowledge Networks in a Professional Services Firm Interrelating Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital
3
Knowledge Management in Practice Examining Knowledge as Modes of Production
23
The Fallacy of Simplistic Notions of the Transfer of Best Practice
51
Knowing in the Consultancy Firm Exploring Knowledge People Context and Tools in Action
69
Coevolution of Knowledge Management Processes Drawing on Project Experience in a Global Engineering Consulting Firm
107
A Dispersed Repertoire Exploring Struggles to Knowledge Dissemination within Consultancies
133
In Search of Knowledge Sharing in Practice
155
Merging Knowledge A Study of Knowledge Management in a Consulting Firm Merger
179
Organizational Photography A Snapshot Approach to Understanding Knowledge Sharing
229
VideoViews of Knowing in Action Analytical Views In Situ in an IT Firms Development Department
249
Complex Project Management in Small HighTechnology Firms Small Firms as Learning Models?
271
Flaws in the Engine of Knowledge Creation A Critique of Nonakas Theory
293
Ten Years of Knowledge Management Ramifications for Consultants
317
The Wonderful World of Knowledge Management Does Knowledge Management Really Add Value?
337
Knowledge and Consultancy
365
About the Authors
377

KnowledgeSharing Behavior and PostAcquisition Integration Failure
209

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