Building Organizational Memories: Will You Know What You Knew?: Will You Know What You Knew?

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Girard, John P.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Mar 31, 2009 - Computers - 348 pages
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Much has been written about how organizations create and exchange knowledge to achieve a competitive advantage. To date, most researchers have concentrated on the present and how organizational leaders may use knowledge to create value today. However, there exists a need in literature for research focused on what leaders should be doing now to ensure the continued knowledge of the next generation of organizational leaders.

Building Organizational Memories: Will You Know What You Knew? provides relevant theoretical frameworks, latest empirical research findings, and practitioners' best practices in the area of organizational memory. Written for professionals, researchers, and academicians, this book contains a wide range of topics related to preserving organizational knowledge for the next generation.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgment
Organizational Culture and theManagement of OrganizationalMemory
A Paradoxical Relationship betweenBrainDrain and BrainGain
Effective StakeholderKnowledge Sharing for EffectiveOrganizational Memory
Revising the SECI Model forAmerican Organizational Culture
An Intercultural Challenge
The Collective Process andMemory of StrategicManagement
Organizational MemoryChallenges Faced byNonProfit Organizations
A Case Study
The Unconscious Life of an Organization
A Manifesto for the Preservationof Organizational MemoryAssociated with the Emergenceof Knowledge ManagementEducational Programs
An Organizational Memory Toolfor ELearning
Understanding OrganizationalMemory
Managing Knowledge inOrganizational Memory UsingTopic Maps

How to Tap Informal Networksto See the Whole
Organizational KnowledgeSharing Networks
Lessons Learned asOrganizational Project Memories
Will You Recall What You Knew?
Added Value of Ontologies forModeling an OrganizationalMemory
Compilation of References
About the Contributors
Index
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John Girard(PhD) is an associate professor at Minot State University where he is the lead professor for knowledge management. John teaches graduate and undergraduate management courses and conducts research examining the relationships existing between information anxiety, organizational memory loss, and contemporary knowledge management theories. In 2004, whilst acting as Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, he accepted an Associate Professorship at Minot State University, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. John is an award-winning researcher who speaks regularly on the subject of knowledge management and how enterprises may reap the benefits of creating and exchanging organizational knowledge. He has spoken in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America at such events as KM World, APQC’s Knowledge Management Conference, the World Congress on Intellectual Capital, KM Australia, and many others events. [Editor]

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