Knowledge Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843341390, 9781780631981

Knowledge Management

1st Edition

Social, Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives

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Editors: Ruth Rikowski
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843341895
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341390
eBook ISBN: 9781780631981
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2007
Page Count: 336
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This book focuses on various aspects of KM - including social, political and philosophical perspectives; practical perspectives; cross-cultural perspectives and theoretical perspectives. It concludes with an alternative view on KM, emphasising how KM helps to ensure the success of the knowledge revolution.

Key Features

  • Brings different aspects of KM together, in one book
  • Includes contributions from academics, librarians/information professionals, KM consultants and web-designers
  • Emphasises the importance of both theory and practice in KM


Information professionals; KM consultants, KM practitioners including KM professionals/experts, KM navigators and KM/IT specialists

Table of Contents

Part 1 Social, economic, political and philosophical perspectives: Knowledge management: What has wisdom got to do with it? Intangible value at work: Personal, organisational and social dimensions; Leadership in the knowledge revolution: An Open Marxist theoretical perspective and analysis. Part 2 Practical perspectives: The role of the library in knowledge management; Accessibility issues for web-based information systems. Part 3 Cultural perspectives: Knowledge management within and across cultures and cultural theories; Knowledge sharing and organisational learning in the developed and developing world; Knowledge management: Internal, external and social cultures; An Open Marxist theoretical analysis of knowledge management within and across cultures. Part 4 Theoretical perspectives: Thermodynamics and knowledge: Principles and implications; Knowledge management: An Open Marxist theoretical perspective and analysis; Conclusion.


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About the Editor

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski is a well-known author and academic; she has 25 years experience as an information professional. Ruth is currently a Visiting Lecturer at London South Bank University and the University of Greenwich and she is also the Commissioning Editor for the Chandos Series for Information Professionals.

Affiliations and Expertise

London South Bank University and the University of Greenwich, UK


I would recommend it to any librarian or information specialist interested in contributing to efficient capture, storage and dissemination of information within their organisation., Scottish Health Information Network
…will surely encourage debate on concepts such as knowledge, wisdom, information, value, efficiency, progress and many others., Scottish Health Information Network

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