Reviews and Testimonials
...Highly recommended for those who want (and need) to understand how and why knowledge management is integral to an organization’s success and what a commitment to KM requires. Readers at all levels, including non-IS/KM managers, will certainly benefit from the practical, pragmatic, and highly adaptable guidance the authors provide. This is more than a one-time read. It is the kind of book we keep on the shelf next to our desk that is reserved for the sources we refer to often.
– Dr. Toby Pearlstein, Retired, Global Director of Information Services, Bain & Company, Inc.
LIS and business students will find this book of great benefit. The nitty-gritty varied insider experiences, supplemented by extensive and up-to-date literature reviews, are not typically part of the standard MLS or business curriculum. Regardless of the type of setting in which the student hopes to work, understanding the realities and value of knowledge management and how it could contribute to the mission of a prospective employer will significantly enhance their skill set.
The strength of this book lies with its practical nature and real-life examples provided throughout. The contributing authors are all qualified to address their subjects, and they do so eloquently. Each connects basic knowledge management (KM) concepts to an aspect of KM activity and places it in the larger context of an organization.
– Barbie E. Keiser, Information Resources Management (IRM) Consultant, Washington D.C.
Highly Recommended for anyone, but the target audience is really the librarian/information manager. There are so many KM books available now, but some are geared more toward middle and senior management, others toward teams. This is a niche that can help the special librarian understand what he/she has to contribute to KM.
The value of Knowledge Management Practice lies in the broad overview it provides of the issues, challenges, pitfalls, and successes in managing corporate knowledge, as well as its presentation
of cases, methods and scenarios that illustrate the soft skills, management issues, and processes that are necessary for knowledge management to work. [...] Knowledge Management Practice should be read by any information professional who has an interest in knowledge management. As well, the book should be on recommended reading lists within graduate programs in information science.
– Crystal Sharp, CD Sharp Information Systems, Ltd., AIIP Connections, Vol. 28 (1)
There is much written about KM, but jam-packed, practical wisdom both on the pedagogical and real world levels, sets this book apart from other KM works out there. Whether you are new to KM or experienced in the field, this book is your guide to getting it right. It is for clients of KM consultants, consultants themselves, and organizational KM teams, leaders and practitioners.
– Deb Hunt, Principal of Information Edge
Highly recommended for senior managers seeking to leverage the organizational capabilities in the area and to apply the tools and techniques to their own context. The target readership is thus both academics and senior students in IT, KM and business as well as managers and board members of global and domestic businesses.
– Dr. Tom Cockburn, The Leadership Alliance, New Zealand
A key takeaway is that effective use of knowledge, however that is accomplished, is crucial for the ongoing success of an organization. But there are lots of moving parts and considerations for practitioners, managers, and leaders. The chapters describe a complex ecosystem of internal organization members and databases, documents, stakeholders, customers and potential customers, and various communities of practice.
– Bruce Rosenstein, author and Managing Editor of Leader to Leader
Who is best placed now and in the future to take a leadership position for the capture, storage, use and reuse of knowledge in organizations? How do you develop the most comprehensive overview and outlook of what is possible, useful and even transformative? This book goes a long way toward answering these difficult questions.
The 11 chapters in this volume address the application of knowledge management to decision making, planning, and other aspects of organizations. Information and other professionals working at organizations in Canada and the US discuss challenges to knowledge management and organizational culture, conducting knowledge management assessments, the use of communities and social media as tools, the role of enterprise social network tools, learning in organizations, fostering conversations for knowledge management, leveraging external consulting expertise, and leadership.
– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)