Knowledge-Based Enterprise: Theories and Fundamentals, 1st Edition

  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
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  • ISBN-10: 1599042398
  • ISBN-13: 9781599042398
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 380 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Knowledge management is an emerging, evolving field at the confluence of several management disciplines. A critical function for all organizations is to make rapid decisions. To do this effectively decision makers require relevant data and information. Yet, most decision makers are floundering with information overload, time compression and pressures to make critical decisions that have far-reaching consequences to their organization.

Knowledge-Based Enterprise: Theories and Fundamentals provides a comprehensive coverage of all areas (people, process, and technology) necessary to become a knowledge-based enterprise. The book presents several frameworks that not only facilitate the implementation of a KM initiative but its on-going management so that pertinent knowledge and information are always available to the decision maker, and that the organization may always enjoy a sustainable competitive advantage.

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding Knowledge.
Overview of the Networked Knowledge Economy.
Understanding the Knowledge Construct.
Creating Organizational Knowledge.
Infrastructures Required to Support Knowledge-Based Enterprises.
The KM Business Infrastructure.
The Organization's Human Infrastructure.
The KM Technological Infrastructure.
Becoming a Knowledge-Based Enterprise.
KM and Strategy.
Managing Knowledge Complexity.
Learning Organizations.
Realities for Knowledge-Based Enterprises.
International Case Studies.
Knowledge, Information, and Knowledge Systems: Explaining the Conceptual Confusion.
About the Authors.