Coping with Continuous Change in the Business Environment, 1st Edition

  • Antonie Botha
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780632053
  • ISBN-13: 9781780632056
  • DDC: 658.4038
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Aimed at knowledge management professionals and students in the field of knowledge management, information science, information systems and software engineering, the book provides answers to the 'what-is' and 'why-is' questions with regard to knowledge management. It investigates the concepts and elements, the drivers, and challenges involved in knowledge management. In the second part of the book the 'how' and 'with-what' characteristics of knowledge management are covered. Although knowledge management is primarily concerned with non-technical issues, this book concentrates on the technical issues and challenges. A new technology framework for knowledge management is proposed to position and relate the different knowledge management technologies as well as the two key applications of knowledge management, namely knowledge portals and knowledge discovery (including text mining).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Halftitle Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Authors.
1: A Perspective of Knowledge and Knowledge Management Concepts.
2: Introduction.
3: Knowledge Perspectives and Concepts.
4: Knowledge Management Perspectives and Concepts.
5: Intellectual Capital.
6: Organisational Learning and the Learning Organisation.
7: Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice.
8: Knowledge Management Best Practices.
9: Summary and Conclusions.
10: The Technical Perspective of Knowledge Management.
11: Introduction.
12: The Knowledge Management Technology Framework.
13: Knowledge Management Technology Framework Infrastructure.
14: Knowledge Creation and Sensing.
15: Knowledge Sharing and Transfer.
16: Advanced Search, Indexing and Retrieval.
17: Knowledge Management Technology Framework Applications.
18: Knowledge Portals.
19: Knowledge Discovery.
20: Summary and Conclusions.