Principles of Knowledge Management: Theory, Practice, and Cases

Theory, Practice, and Cases
Author: Eliezer Geisler,Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317415159
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the new field of knowledge management. It approaches the subject from a management rather than a highly technical point of view, and provides students with a state-of-the-art survey of KM and its implementation in diverse organizations. The text covers the nature of knowledge (tacit and explicit), the origins and units of organizational knowledge, and the evolution of knowledge management in contemporary society. It explores the implementation and utilization of knowledge management systems, and how to measure their impact, outputs, and benefits. The book includes a variety of original case studies that illustrate specific situations in which the absence or existence of knowledge management systems has been crucial to the organization's actions. Charts and figures throughout help clarify more complex phenomena and classifications, and each chapter includes review questions and a comprehensive index.

Paradigms of Knowledge Management

With Systems Modelling Case Studies
Author: Krishna Nath Pandey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132227859
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 241
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This book has been written by studying the knowledge management implementation at POWERGRID India, one of the largest power distribution companies in the world. The patterns which have led to models, both hypothesized and data-enabled, have been provided. The book suggests ways and means to follow for knowledge management implementation, especially for organizations with multiple business verticals to follow. The book underlines that knowledge is both an entity and organizational asset which can be managed. A holistic view of knowledge management implementation has been provided. It also emphasizes the phenomenological importance of human resource parameters as compared to that of technological parameters. Various hypotheses have been tested to validate the significant models hypothesized. This work will prove useful to corporations, researchers, and independent professionals working to study or implement knowledge management paradigms.

Knowledge Management Systems

Theory and Practice
Author: Stuart Barnes
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861526168
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 252
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Knowledge management is becoming more and more important in a changing business climate, as organizations are faced with tremendous competitive pressures. Technological developments such as e-commerce have made company strategies and customer interfacing more visible, so this resource-based view of strategy has become a key issue in gaining differentiation in the eyes of the customer and maintaining competitive advantage. Knowledge management skills and processes are crucial to this, as they leverage a company's renewable, reusable and accumulating assets. This book provides an essential guide to the area of knowledge management, and specifically highlights new developments such as Knowledge Management Systems. Featuring insights and perspectives from contributors from the UK, Europe and the USA, this book presents cutting edge theory and evidence about the use of information technology for the management of organizational knowledge. The book is split into three sections: Experiences in KMS Practice, featuring practical case studies taken from well-known companies and organizations Designing KMS Enterprise Architectures, explaining different structures for integrating and sharing knowledge within an organisation Implementing KM Solutions, which demonstrates the fundamental principles to implementing systems, and the hurdles that must be faced This book covers a fast-growing topic in great depth, and will prove invaluable to students taking Knowledge Management courses on degrees in Business, Management or Information Systems. It is also a useful guide for practitioners contemplating new technological developments in the field.

Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management


Author: Michael Stankosky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136413545
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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In this book Dr. Michael Stankosky, founder of the first doctoral program in knowledge management, sets out to provide a rationale and solid research basis for establishing Knowledge Management (KM) as an academic discipline. While it is widely known that Knowledge is the driver of our knowledge economy, Knowledge Management does not yet have the legitimacy that only rigorous academic research can provide. This book lays out the argument for KM as a separate academic discipline, with its own body of knowledge (theoretical constructs), guiding principles, and professional society. In creating an academic discipline, there has to be a widely accepted theoretical construct, arrived at by undergoing scholarly scientific investigation and accompanying rigor. This construct becomes the basis for an academic curriculum, and proven methodologies for practice. Thus, the chapters in this book bridge theory and practice, providing guiding principles to those embarking on or evaluating the merits of a KM program. As a methodology itself for undertaking the development of a body of knowledge, a KM Research Map was developed to guide scholars, researchers, and practitioners. This book presents this map, and showcases cutting-edge scholarship already performed in this nascent field by including the dissertation results of eleven KM scholar/practitioners.

Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice


Author: Kimiz Dalkir
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080547362
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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As knowledge management becomes embedded within organizations it becomes more important for students to understand its principles and applications. In this textbook, Dr. Kimiz Dalkir provides a comprehensive overview of the field on knowledge management with an emphasis on translating theory into practice. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, Dr. Dalkir weaves key concepts, tools, and techniques from sociology, cognitive science, content management, knowledge engineering, cybernetics, organizational behaviour, change management, and information science into a three-level approach to understand Knowledge Management from the individual, community, and organization levels. Using everyday language and clear illustrations, Dr. Dalkir integrates theory and practice in a highly accessible manner to provide students with a comprehensive and practical knowledge management skill set. Case Studies from: IBM, Xerox, Siemans, Ericsson Canada, ICL, Thomas and Betts, Chevron/Texaco, British Petroleum, CIDA, Hughes Space and Communications, SUN, British Telecommunications, J.P. Morgan Chase, Buckman Labs , Nokia, GE, Viant, Xerox, Sigma, Hill and Knowlton , Teamware, U.A. Army, British Petroleum, Price Waterhous Coopers, Lybrand, KPMG, Mercedes-Benz , Monsanto, Northrup Grumman, Ford Motor Company, Accenture, Dell, Siemans Medical Systems *Highly practical treatment that links knowledge management, content management and information management seamlessly throughout the book *Author has over ten years' experience in knowledge management/content management/information management in the corporate world *First textbook by a knowledge management professor

Knowledge Management

Systems and Processes
Author: Irma Becerra-Fernandez
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765628570
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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This book serves as a complete introduction to the subject of Knowledge Management (KM), and incorporates technical as well as social aspects, concepts as well as practical examples, and traditional KM approaches as well as emerging topics. Knowledge Management: Systems and Processes enhances the conventional exposition of KM with an in-depth discussion of the technologies used to facilitate the management of knowledge in large and small organizations. This includes a complete description of the theory and applications of the various techniques and technologies currently in use to manage organizational knowledge. The discussion of technology is at a level appropriate for the typical business administration graduate student or corporate manager. Special features: * Includes case studies of actual implementations of KM systems, including details such as system architecture * Contains numerous vignettes describing practical applications of KM initiatives at leading firms and governmental organizations * Provides a balanced view of knowledge management, while incorporating benefits and controversial issues, and both technology and social aspects * Extremely current, making extensive use of latest developments in, and examples from, the field of KM * Written by two proficient and recognized researchers in the field of KM.

Principles and Practices of Management


Author: Kaul, Vijay Kumar
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9325990172
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Principles and Practices of Management introduces students to the fundamentals of management through a balanced blend of theory and practice. Highlighting the management practices of successful Indian and foreign companies, the opening vignettes and cases in the chapters depict real-world situations and problems managers face in their professional life. In addition to the concepts, the book also delves into the various academic perspectives that have evolved over time to provide the readers an integrated view of different approaches to management. Each chapter consists of various pedagogical features like Managerial Insights, Management Insights—A Revisit, Exhibits, Case Studies and relevant content on management theory.KEY FEATURES• Managerial Insight: Every chapter starts with the feature Managerial Insight focusing on a real-life situations and managerial issues involved in various Indian companies.• Managerial Insight: A Revisit: Management Insight: A Revisit marks the closing of the same case discussed in the Managerial Insight and is presented at the end of main text. There are a set of questions related to the key aspects of the case.• Exhibits: There are over a 50 exhibits illustrating cases of various Indian enterprises with a focus on the areas including entrepreneurial/managerial challenges, global business Implications, ethical and social considerations.• Exercises and Questions: Each chapter has various questions, which provide a fairly comprehensive coverage of the major points and topics contained in the text.• Case Studies: Each chapter closes with an exercise in the form of a Case Study with relevant questions

Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior

Indispensable Knowledge for Evidence-Based Management
Author: Edwin Locke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470685334
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 662
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There is a strong movement today in management to encourage management practices based on research evidence. In the first volume of this handbook, I asked experts in 39 areas of management to identify a central principle that summarized and integrated the core findings from their specialty area and then to explain this principle and give real business examples of the principle in action. I asked them to write in non-technical terms, e.g., without a lot of statistics, and almost all did so. The previous handbook proved to be quite popular, so I was asked to edit a second edition. This new edition has been expanded to 33 topics, and there are some new authors for the previously included topics. The new edition also includes: updated case examples, updated references and practical exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes a preface on evidence-based management. The principles for the first edition were intended to be relatively timeless, so it is no surprise that most of the principles are the same (though some chapter titles include more than one principle). This book could serve as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and in MBA courses. It could also be of use to practicing managers and not just those in Human Resource departments. Every practicing manager may not want to read the whole book, but I am willing to guarantee that every one will find at least one or more chapters that will be practically useful. In this time of economic crisis, the need for effective management practices is more acute than ever.

Strategic Networks

Learning to Compete
Author: Michael Gibbert,Thomas Durand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405173335
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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This book explores the creation of 'learning networks' and shedslight on how they function:- real versus virtual forms ofinteraction, collaboration versus competition in the learningprocess, and joint value creation versus individual valueappropriation in networks. Written by international experts in the field of globalstrategy. Contributions have been selected for their insights andinterdependence between organizational learning and networks. Looks at topics such as real versus virtual forms ofinteraction, collaboration versus competition in the learningprocess, and joint value creation versus individual valueappropriation in networks.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book


Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437727050
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Principles of Management for the Hospitality Industry


Author: Dana V. Tesone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1856177998
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 405
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It is vital for hospitality management students to understand key management concepts as part of the complex and intimate nature of the services industry. Principles of Management for the Hospitality Industry is designed specifically for hospitality students who need to be able to use management tools and techniques to become successful hospitality managers. By placing you at the heart of an imaginary workplace this book offers the opportunity to work through all of the items of discussion for each topic. The chapter begins with a scenario to prompt an exploration of a given topic, and concludes with the outcome of this scenario to reinforce the lessons learnt throughout the chapter. Highly practical in approach, this is an up-to-date and skilful integration of all core areas of management. It is packed with tools and techniques to aid learning and understanding: Improve your professional management vocabulary with definitions in each chapter, and a complete glossary of terms. Visualise key concepts with over one hundred explanatory diagrams Gain confidence by testing your understanding on the accompanying website Practical applications of theory are illustrated in international case studies throughout the book Discussion questions prompt an exploration of key concepts Improve your professional management vocabulary with definitions in each chapter, and a complete glossary of terms. Visualise key concepts with over one hundred explanatory diagrams Gain confidence by testing your understanding on the accompanying website Practical applications of theory are illustrated in international case studies throughout the book Discussion questions prompt an exploration of key concepts

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement


Author: Kurt Kraiger,Jonathan Passmore,Nuno Rebelo dos Santos,Sigmar Malvezzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118744624
Category: Psychology
Page: 552
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The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of OrganizationalPsychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquelyglobal focus, to review the latest literature and research in theinterconnected fields of training, development, and performanceappraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with topinternational contributors exploring research and practice fromaround the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information forbuilding a talented organization, a critical and challenging taskfor organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, jobdesign, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches,360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments

Organization

Contemporary Principles and Practices
Author: John Child
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119951836
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
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The definitive organization management text for executives and aspiring business leaders Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practices, Second Edition is the completely updated and revised landmark guide to "macro" organization theory and design, fully grounded in current international practice. International management expert John Child explores the conditions facilitating the development of new organizational forms and provides up-to-date coverage of the key developments driving new organization structure and practice. This revised Second Edition includes a new introductory section on Organization Theory as well as a complete Instructor Manual updated with new material on the basic principles of organizational design. With detailed case studies and examples from throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, Organization provides a truly international overview for advanced students and business executives who want to be at the forefront of the evolution in Organization Theory. 21st Century organizations will be faced with entirely new challenges and opportunities than those faced by previous generations, and emerging business leaders must understand the new "macro" realities in order to succeed. Organization will help readers: Understand the "macro" organization, which is distinct from organizational behaviour Explore the way organizations fit into the international business environment and global economy Analyze the way organizational structure and design affect management performance Apply advanced organization theory and principles to day to day management activities Written by one of the foremost scholars, the fully updated Second Edition of this successful text provides executives and advanced business students with a wide-ranging and trustworthy guide to organizations as the conditions for their survival in our global business environment change.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions
Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103086
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

Building Maintenance Processes and Practices

The Case of a Fast Developing Country
Author: Abdul Lateef Olanrewaju,Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812872639
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 331
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This book is designed to be an inclusive for the best practice approach to building maintenance management, where the processes, procedures and operational systems meet a high standard of professional and academic competence. It offers a different perspective on building maintenance management by presenting the schematic building maintenance value chain model and it’s implementation in Malaysian university buildings. The findings show an improvement to building performance, lower maintenance cost, building sustainability and increased maintenance service user satisfaction. The learning outcomes and summaries provided for each chapter and the extensive use of tables and figures add to the readability of the text. Though the book is based on data from Malaysia, it is useful for a much wider audience, and the informal writing style makes it an interesting reference source. This book is valuable for readers who are practitioners, professionals and for academic institutions that offer courses in the building field, including architecture, quantity surveying, civil engineering, building and facility management, property management, real estate. It will also be of interest to governments and others involved in the construction industry.

Beyond Knowledge Management


Author: Brian Lehaney
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591401803
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 267
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Providing a combination of the conceptual and practical aspects of knowledge management, this book demonstrates how this management approach can be effectively used. Everyday examples are provided to encourage its practical application within organizations.

Superintendent Performance Evaluation: Current Practice and Directions for Improvement


Author: I. Carl Candoli,Karen Cullen,D.L. Stufflebeam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401153566
Category: Education
Page: 289
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Every school district needs a system of sound superintendent performance evaluation. School district superintendents are and must be accountable to their school boards, communities, faculties, and students for delivering effective educational leadership. To assure that they are evaluated fairly, competently, and functionally, superintendents need to help their school boards plan and implement evaluation systems that adhere to the evaluation standards. Superintendent Performance Evaluation outlines some of the problems and deficiencies in current evaluation practice and offers professionally-based leads for strengthening or replacing superintendent performance evaluation systems. This book focuses on the on-the-job performance of school district superintendents as they implement school board policy. The decision to focus on performance evaluation reflects the importance of this kind of evaluation in the move to raise educational standards and improve educational accountability. Boards and superintendents are advised to make superintendent performance evaluation an integral part of the district's larger system for evaluating district needs, plans, processes, and accomplishments.