Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management: The Latest in University Research

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Michael Stankosky
Routledge, 2005 - Business & Economics - 242 pages
In this book Dr. Michael Stankosky, founder of the first doctoral program in knowledge management, sets out to provide a rationale and solid research basis for establishing Knowledge Management (KM) as an academic discipline. While it is widely known that Knowledge is the driver of our knowledge economy, Knowledge Management does not yet have the legitimacy that only rigorous academic research can provide. This book lays out the argument for KM as a separate academic discipline, with its own body of knowledge (theoretical constructs), guiding principles, and professional society.


In creating an academic discipline, there has to be a widely accepted theoretical construct, arrived at by undergoing scholarly scientific investigation and accompanying rigor. This construct becomes the basis for an academic curriculum, and proven methodologies for practice. Thus, the chapters in this book bridge theory and practice, providing guiding principles to those embarking on or evaluating the merits of a KM program.

As a methodology itself for undertaking the development of a body of knowledge, a KM Research Map was developed to guide scholars, researchers, and practitioners. This book presents this map, and showcases cutting-edge scholarship already performed in this nascent field by including the dissertation results of eleven KM scholar/practitioners.

*First book to provide cutting-edge research from new scholars in Knowledge Management
*Provides a rationale and research base for establishing knowledge management as an academic discipline
*Research from the first doctoral program in knowledge management in North America, at George Washington University
 

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Contents

University Research Toward an Academic Discipline
1
Theory to PracticeA Continuum
15
3 Developing A Foundation For A Successful Knowledge Management System
51
4 An Empiric Study of Organizational Culture Types and their Relationship with the Success of a Knowledge Management System and the Flow of K...
66
a Matter of Trust
92
6 The State of Knowledge Management Practice in Taiwan
104
7 Relationship between Knowledge Management Technologies and Learning Actions of Global Organizations
118
8 Leveraging Knowledge Management Technologies to Manage Intellectual Capital
134
A Pilot Case Study of the Space and Warfare Systems Command
157
11 Knowledge Management Criteria
171
12 A Framework of Intangible Valuation Areas
189
Bibliography
209
About the Contributors
231
About the Editor
234
Subject Index
235
Copyright

9 Knowledge Management Technology and Organizational Culture
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