Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 1st Edition

  • Editor: David Schwartz [Bar-Ilan University (Israel)]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591405742
  • ISBN-13: 9781591405740
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 897 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Originally published in print format in 2005.

The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management is the most comprehensive source of coverage related to the past, present, and emerging directions of knowledge management. The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management provides a broad basis for understanding the issues, technologies, theories, applications, opportunities, and challenges being faced by researchers and organizations today in their quest for knowledge management. Over 170 contributors from 23 countries have conferred their expertise to this publication, and with 940 definitions and more than 3,600 references, this encyclopedia is the single source for reliable and modern-day research in the field of knowledge management.

Key features include:

  • Authoritative contributions by the world's leading experts
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an expansive field
  • In-depth description of key issues, terms and concepts
  • A compendium of over 940 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms
  • Includes managerial, technological, legal, organizational, theoretical, and operational aspects
  • More than 3,600 comprehensive references
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross referencing of key terms, figures and information pertinent to Knowledge Management



  • David Schwartz [Bar-Ilan University (Israel)]

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Category.
Knowledge Management as a Layered Multi-Disciplinary Pursuit.
About the Editor.
1: Anti—Foundational Knowledge Management.
2: Aristotelian View of Knowledge Management.
3: Biological and Information Systems Approaches.
4: Capability Maturity.
5: Communities of Practice.
6: Competitive Advantage of Knowledge Management.
7: Competitive Intelligence Gathering.
8: Computational Experimentation.
9: Coopetition.
10: Corporate Semantic Webs.
11: Creating Knowledge for Business Decision Making.
12: Customer Knowledge Management.
13: Data Semantics.
14: Description Logic-Based Resource Retrieval.
15: Dissemination in Portals.
16: Distributed Knowledge Management.
17: Document Search Practices.
18: Domain Ontologies.
19: Dynamic Taxonomies.
20: E-Learning for Knowledge Dissemination.
21: Engineering Design Knowledge Management.
22: Epistemology and Knowledge Management.
23: External and Internal Knowledge in Organizations.
24: External Knowledge Integration.
25: Extracting Knowledge from Neural Networks.
26: Frequent Itemset Mining and Association Rules.
27: Healthcare Knowledge Management.
28: A Hierarchical Model for Knowledge Management.
29: Human Capital in Knowledge Creation, Management and Utilization.
30: ICT and Knowledge Management Systems.
31: Incentive Structures in Knowledge Management.
32: Inquiring Organizations.
33: Integrated Modeling.
34: Integrating Knowledge Management with the Systems Analysis Process.
35: Integration of Knowledge Management and E—Learning.
36: Intellectual Capital.
37: Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management.
38: Intelligence and Counterterrorism Tasks.
39: Interesting Knowledge Patterns in Databases.
40: Intranet and Organizational Learning.
41: Knowledge Calibration.
42: Knowledge Communication.
43: Knowledge Creation.
44: Knowledge Flow.
45: Knowledge in Innovation Processes.
46: Knowledge Integration.
47: Knowledge Intermediation.
48: Knowledge Management Agents.
49: Knowledge Management Governance.
50: Knowledge Management in Professional Service Firms.
51: Knowledge Management in Safety—Critical Systems Analysis.
52: Knowledge Management Ontology.
53: Knowledge Management Processes.
54: Knowledge Management Software.
55: Knowledge Management Strategy Formation.
56: Knowledge Management Success Models.
57: Knowledge Management System Success Factors.
58: Knowledge Management Systems.
59: Knowledge Organizations.
60: Knowledge Producers and Consumers.
61: Knowledge Representation.
62: Knowledge Representation in Pattern Management.
63: Knowledge Reuse.
64: Knowledge Sharing.
65: Knowledge Sharing Barriers.
66: Knowledge Sharing Between Individuals.
67: Knowledge Sharing in Legal Practice.
68: Knowledge Structure and Data Mining Techniques.
69: Knowledge Synthesis Framework.
70: Knowledge Transfer.
71: Knowledge Transfer Between Academic and Industry.
72: Knowledge Visualization.
73: Learning in Organizations.
74: Learning Networks and Service-Oriented Architectures.
75: Legal Knowledge Management.
76: Logic and Knowledge Bases.
77: Mapping Group Knowledge.
78: Mathematical Knowledge Management.
79: Measuring Knowledge Management Capabilities.
80: Measuring Organizational Learning as a Multidimensional Construct.
81: Mentoring Knowledge Workers.
82: Military Knowledge Management.
83: MNE Knowledge Management Across Borders and ICT.
84: Mobile Knowledge Management.
85: Mobile Technology for Knowledge Management.
86: Motivation for Knowledge Work.
87: Multidisciplinary Project Teams.
88: Musical Metadata and Knowledge Management.
89: Narrative.
90: Object-Process Methodology.
91: Ontology.
92: Operational Knowledge Management.
93: Operational Knowledge Management in the Military.
94: Organisational Storytelling.
95: Organizational Attention.
96: Organizational Communication.
97: Organizational Semantic Webs.
98: Organizational Structure.
99: Postmortem Reviews.
100: Practice—Based Knowledge Integration.
101: RDF and OWL.
102: Representation Languages for Narrative Documents.
103: Secure Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
104: Secure Knowledge Management.
105: Sketching in Knowledge Creation and Management.
106: Social Capital Knowledge.
107: Social Network Analysis.
108: A Social Network Perspective on Knowledge Management.
109: Tacit Knowledge Sharing.
110: Task—Based Knowledge Management.
111: Taxonomies of Knowledge.
112: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management.
113: Understanding Innovation Processes.
114: Understanding Organizational Memory.
115: Virtue—Nets.
116: Work and Knowledge.
117: Workflow Systems and Knowledge Management.
Index of Key Terms.