Socio-Technical Knowledge Management: Studies and Initiatives, 1st Edition

  • Meliha Handzic
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  • ISBN-10: 1599045516
  • ISBN-13: 9781599045511
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 316 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Knowledge management professionals are consistently presented with the challenges of socio-technical initiatives when it comes to enhancing, sharing, and utilizing knowledge and information in corporate, scholarly, and professional applications.

Socio-Technical Knowledge Management: Studies and Initiatives connects knowledge management theory to knowledge management practice, allowing the empirical research presented to resolve challenges. Socio-Technical Knowledge Management portrays knowledge management issues approached in a holistic and systematic manner. This provides a better understanding of the benefits and limitations of various socio-technical knowledge management initiatives, especially in the realm of social-oriented knowledge culture, communities, initiatives and rewards, measurement, technology-oriented knowledge repositories, modeling, rating, alerting, and discovery systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Socio-Technical Knowledge Management: Studies and Initiatives: Table of Contents.
1: Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Management.
2: Memory, Learning, and Management: Introducing Basic Knowledge Concepts.
3: Inquiry Systems: Understanding How People Gain Knowledge.
4: Knowledge Space: Building Foundations for Advancing Knowledge.
5: Studies of Technology-Based Knowledge Management Initiatives.
6: Electronic Brainstorming: Stimulating Creative Idea Generation.
7: Groupware: Enabling Knowledge Sharing Across Time and Space.
8: Electronic Memory: Increasing Knowledge Availability.
9: Visualisation System: Facilitating Knowledge Interpretation.
10: Knowledge Miner: Assisting in Pattern Discovery and Prediction.
11: E-Learning Portal: Enhancing User Experience.
12: Quality Monitor: Assessing Knowledge Credibility.
13: Neural Network: Automating Knowledge Application.
14: Studies of Socially-Oriented Knowledge Management Initiatives.
15: Exercising Space: Facilitating Learning Through Experimentation.
16: Social Environment: Promoting Knowledge Sharing Through Personal Interaction.
17: Task Contingencies: Examining if Two Heads Are Always Better Than One.
18: Communities of Practice: Enhancing Collective Effectiveness.
19: Mode of Socialisation: Comparing Effects of Informal and Formal Socialisation on Organisational Performance.
20: Organisational Culture: Determining Knowledge-Sharing Attitudes.
21: Incentives and Rewards: Motivating Knowledge Sharing.
22: Specialist Training: Cultivating Knowledge Management Professionals.
23: Issues and Challenges for Knowledge Management Practice and Research.
24: Theory vs. Practice: Finding Out if We Do What We Preach.
25: Codification or Personalisation: Choosing the Right Knowledge Management Strategy.
26: Visions and Directions: Balancing Academic and Practitioner Positions on KM.
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