Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management

Social, Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives

1st Edition - January 31, 2007

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  • Editor: Ruth Rikowski
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780631981

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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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2007
  • Published: January 31, 2007
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780631981

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

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