Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind

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Geisler, Eliezer
IGI Global, Sep 30, 2007 - Computers - 370 pages
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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the nature of knowledge, its structure, and its utilization. With the advent and proliferation of computers and databases, knowledge has become a commodity embedded in our tools and machines that we use for everyday needs. Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind provides key studies in the area of knowledge, its measurement and systems, and a novel approach to the structure of knowledge and its progress.

Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind applies to academics, information and knowledge professionals, and people involved in the regulation and policy-making of information and knowledge systems. Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind discusses the ubiquitous presence of databases and knowledge systems, data mining, knowledge dispersion and transfer, and a framework of how knowledge is structured and developed.

 

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Contents

Theories of Knowledge What We Know about What We Know
19
Seeds of Knowledge Nuggets Memes and the Search for the Basic Unit
47
Crucible of Synthesis The Model of Knowledge from Sensorial Signals to Architectures and Concepts
65
Synaesthesia TheGateway to Knowledge
7
Knowledge is Clustering
12
How We Organize What We Know
38
The Evolutionary Model Selection and Progress of Knowledge
53
The Cumulation Hypothesis and the Model of Continuous Cumulation
66
Epistemetrics Why We Measure
116
Applications of Knowledge Systems in Organizations The Economy and Society
131
From the Garden of Eden to the Knowledge Society
132
The Neuronal Model of Knowledge Systems Data Mining and thePerformanceof Organizations
153
SCIO ERGO OMNIS The Knowledge Perspective of Everything
173
Epilogue
202
Glossary
207
Additional Readings
212

The Marvels of Analogy Expansion and Infinities and Other Matters of HumanKnowledge
84
Epistemetrics The Metrics of Knowledge
93
Epistemetrics The Metrics of Knowledge
94
Epistemetrics How We Measure
105
About the Contributors
242
Index
244
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Eliezer (Elie) Geisler is a distinguished professor at the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology and Director of the IIT Center for the Management of Medical Technology. He holds a doctorate from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Dr. Geisler is the author of nearly 100 papers in the areas of technology and innovation management, the evaluation of R&D, science and technology, and the management of healthcare and medical technology. He is the author of several books, including: Managing the Aftermath of Radical Corporate Change (1997), The Metrics of Science and Technology (2000), also translated into Chinese, Creating Value with Science and Technology (2001) and Installing and Managing Workable Knowledge Management Systems (With Rubenstein, 2003). His forthcoming books are: Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind, and a textbook: Knowledge Management Systems: Theory and Cases (With Wickramasinghe). He consulted for major corporations and for many U.S. federal departments, such as Defense, Agriculture, Commerce, EPA, Energy, and NASA. Dr. Geisler is the co-founder of the annual conferences on the Hospital of the Future, and the Health Care Technology and Management Association, a joint venture of several universities in 10 countries. He serves on various editorial boards of major journals. His current research interests include the nature of knowledge management in general and in complex systems, such as healthcare organizations. [Editor]

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