Knowledge Management and the Leading Information Systems Journals: An Analysis of Trends and Gaps in Published Research

Knowledge Management and the Leading Information Systems Journals: An Analysis of Trends and Gaps in Published Research

Todd Peachey (Auburn Universtiy, USA), Dianne J. Hall (Auburn Universtiy, USA) and Casey Cegielski (Auburn Universtiy, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/jkm.2005070104
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Abstract

Knowledge management (KM) is maturing as a research topic, although there is still debate among researchers over what constructs form its basis. Because the topic has received increasing attention in academic journals, it is important for researchers to be aware of the research streams associated with KM. Accordingly, this paper reviews KM literature published in top-tier journals from 2000 to 2004. These articles are then classified into five constructs from two knowledge management frameworks. The results indicate that the majority of KM research has examined the construct of knowledge transfer. This conclusion holds whether examining academic or practitioner journals. Trends of published KM research, gaps, and imbalances in the examined literature and areas of potential research are presented.

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