Principles of Knowledge Management: Theory, Practice, and Cases

Theory, Practice, and Cases
Author: Eliezer Geisler,Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317415167
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.

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

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.

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.

Handbook of Research on Tacit Knowledge Management for Organizational Success

Author: Jaziri-Bouagina, Dhouha,Jamil, George Leal
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522523952
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 542
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Continuous improvements in businesses practices have created enhanced opportunities for growth and development. This not only leads to higher success in day-to-day profitability, but it increases the overall probability of success for organizations. The Handbook of Research on Tacit Knowledge Management for Organizational Success is a pivotal reference source for the latest advancements and methodologies on knowledge administration in the business field. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as informal learning, quality management, and knowledge acquisition, this publication is an ideal resource for practitioners, marketers, human resource managers, professors, researchers, and students seeking academic material on knowledge management techniques.


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.

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.

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

Author: Michael J. Worth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452243093
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 453
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Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook written for the Nonprofit Management course, covering the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, and the practitioner literature and includes more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience. Key Features: - Includes a chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world - Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking - Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations - Chapter-ending suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations.

Principles and Practice of Sport Management

Author: Lisa P. Masteralexis,Carol A. Barr,Mary Hums
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284175421
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 675
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Updated and revised with the latest data in the field, Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Sixth Edition provides students with the foundation they need to prepare for a variety of sport management careers. Intended for use in introductory sport management courses at the undergraduate level, the focus of the Sixth Edition is to provide an overview of the sport industry and cover basic fundamental knowledge and skill sets of the sport manager, as well as to provide information on sport industry segments for potential employment and career opportunities.

Management Theory and Practice

Author: Gerald Cole,Phil Kelly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781408095270
Page: 624
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The 8th edition of Management: Theory and Practice follows the same much-admired style developed by Gerald Cole with short, succinct chapters covering all aspects of management theory and practice commonly taught on undergraduate courses. This new edition brings an increased focus on real world examples of management in practice with the introduction of vignettes. Skills sheets and a running case study are also new features, which will help students put what they have learned into practice.

Fundraising Principles and Practice

Author: Adrian Sargeant,Jen Shang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119196493
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 744
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Revised edition of the authors' Fundraising principles and practice, c2010.

Events Management

Principles and Practice
Author: Razaq Raj,Paul Walters,Tahir Rashid
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473998379
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Events Management provides an introductory overview of the fundamentals in managing events from conception to delivery, highlighting both the theoretical and operational aspects, to prepare students for a career in events management and hospitality. Now in its Third Edition, the authors have included new chapters on Crowd Control and Crowd Dynamic; Expos, Conferences and Conventions; Brand Co-creation and Social Media, and have added new content on contemporary trends like the environmental and social impact of large scale events such as the Olympics. International case studies covering all manner of events are used throughout and include: · The impact of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games · Van Gogh Augmented Reality in Nuenen · Sands EXPO and Convention Center, Las Vegas · Glastonbury Music Festival · Lame Horse Night Club, Russia · The Leeds Caribbean Festival PowerPoint slides and an Instructor Manual can be found online. Suitable for Events Management students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management

Author: Schwartz, David
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591405742
Category: Education
Page: 902
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"This encyclopedia is a research reference work documenting the past, present, and possible future directions of knowledge management"--Provided by publisher.

The Economic Foundations of Risk Management

Theory, Practice, and Applications
Author: Robert Jarrow
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813147539
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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The Economic Foundations of Risk Management presents the theory, the practice, and applies this knowledge to provide a forensic analysis of some well-known risk management failures. By doing so, this book introduces a unified framework for understanding how to manage the risk of an individual's or corporation's or financial institution's assets and liabilities. The book is divided into five parts. The first part studies the markets and the assets and liabilities that trade therein. Markets are differentiated based on whether they are competitive or not, frictionless or not (and the type of friction), and actively traded or not. Assets are divided into two types: primary assets and financial derivatives. The second part studies models for determining the risks of the traded assets. Models provided include the Black-Scholes-Merton, the Heath-Jarrow-Morton, and the reduced form model for credit risk. Liquidity risk, operational risk, and trading constraint models are also contained therein. The third part studies the conceptual solution to an individual's, firm's, and bank's risk management problem. This formulation involves solving a complex dynamic programming problem that cannot be applied in practice. Consequently, Part IV investigates how risk management is actually done in practice via the use of diversification, static hedging, and dynamic hedging. Finally, Part V applies these collective insights to six case studies, which are famous risk management failures. These are Penn Square Bank, Metallgesellschaft, Orange County, Barings Bank, Long Term Capital Management, and Washington Mutual. The credit crisis is also discussed to understand how risk management failed for many institutions and why.

Knowledge Management in Libraries

Concepts, Tools and Approaches
Author: Mohammad Nazim,Bhaskar Mukherjee
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081005687
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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Knowledge Management in Libraries: Concepts, Tools and Approaches brings to the forefront the increasing recognition of the value of knowledge and information to individuals, organizations, and communities, providing an analysis of the concepts of Knowledge Management (KM) that prevails among the Library and Information Science (LIS) community. Thus, the book explores knowledge management from the perspective of LIS professionals. Furthermore, unlike most books on the topic, which address it almost exclusively in the context of a firm or an organization to help gain a competitive advantage, this book looks at knowledge management in the context of not for profit organizations such as libraries. Describes the theory and approaches of knowledge management in the context of librarianship Seeks to identify and explain the principles that underlie the different processes of knowledge management Combines the theoretical and practical perspectives of the topic Provides a comprehensive and methodological approach to support librarians and information science professionals in the implementation of knowledge management in libraries and information centers Proposes a model for libraries and information centers which may be used as a guide for implementation Incorporates illustrations where necessary to provide a clear understanding of the concepts

Learning Theory in the Practice of Management Development

Evolution and Applications
Author: Sidney Mailick,Stephen A. Stumpf
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567200522
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 173
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Explains and analyzes the evolution of learning theory and management development practices for managers and theorists.

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.

Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management

Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128053372
Category: Computers
Page: 240
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Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management highlights examples from across multiple industries, demonstrating where the practice has been implemented well—and not so well—so others can learn from these cases during their knowledge management journey. Knowledge management deals with how best to leverage knowledge both internally and externally in organizations to improve decision-making and facilitate knowledge capture and sharing. It is a critical part of an organization’s fabric, and can be used to increase innovation, improve organizational internal and external effectiveness, build the institutional memory, and enhance organizational agility. Starting by establishing KM processes, measures, and metrics, the book highlights ways to be successful in knowledge management institutionalization through learning from sample mistakes and successes. Whether an organization is already implementing KM or has been reluctant to do so, the ideas presented will stimulate the application of knowledge management as part of a human capital strategy in any organization. Provides keen insights for knowledge management practitioners and educators Conveys KM lessons learned through both successes and failures Includes straightforward, jargon-free case studies and research developed by the leading KM researchers and practitioners across industries

Principles and Practice of Business Continuity

Tools and Techniques Second Edition
Author: Jim Burtles
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332967
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Management, Business continuity, Management operations, Risk analysis, Risk assessment, Planning

The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management

A Strategic Plan to Leverage Your Company's Intellectual Capital
Author: Edna Pasher,Tuvya Ronen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118001400
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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A straightforward guide to leveraging your company's intellectual capital by creating a knowledge management culture The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management offers managers the tools they need to create an organizational culture that improves knowledge sharing, reuse, learning, collaboration, and innovation to ensure mesurable growth. Written by internationally recognized knowledge management pioneers, it addresses all those topics in knowledge management that a manager needs to ensure organizational success. Provides plenty of real-life examples and case studies Includes interviews with prominent managers who have successfully implemented knowledge management structures within their organizations Offers chapters composed of short theoretical explanations and practical methods that you can utilize, based primarily on hands-on author experience Taking an intellectual journey into knowledge management, beginning with an understanding of the concept of intellectual capital and how to establish an appropriate culture, this book looks at the human aspects of managing knowledge workers, promoting interactions for knowledge creation and sharing.