Knowledge Management

An integrative Approach


  • Meliha Handzic
  • Albert Zhou, University of New South Wales, Australia

This book focuses on basic knowledge management (KM) concepts and their inter-relationships. Most importantly, the book brings together diverse perspectives currently seen in the field of KM research and practice in a logical sequence incorporating the most relevant and representative examples into an integrated framework. It offers a comprehensive coverage of the KM phenomena, including: KM frameworks, KM drivers, socio-technological enablers and processes, KM outputs and outcomes, as well as issues and challenges for KM present and future. With its integrated and systematic approach to KM phenomena, the book contributes to achieving an objective and complete picture of the field. The book will help students, individuals and organisations to better understand the benefits and limitations of KM. It will also help managers to choose more suitable KM solutions to enhance and exploit their organisational knowledge.
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Scientists, researchers and research students; Practitioners and professionals and managers; Graduates and undergraduates; University, corporate and government librarians


Book information

  • Published: May 2005
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-123-9


…a valuable source of ideas for practical knowledge management and identifies some interesting possibilities for future research in this area., The Electronic Library

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to KM: An integrated view of KM; Drivers of KM. Part 2 KM components and relationships: Organisational enablers of KM; The role of technology in KM; Knowledge manipulation processes; Understanding knowledge as an asset. Part 3 Benefits and limitations of KM; Outcomes of KM; Issues and challenges for KM practice and research.