Building Organizational Memories: Will You Know What You Knew?

Building Organizational Memories: Will You Know What You Knew?

John P. Girard (Minot State University, USA)
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Release Date: March, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 348
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-540-5
ISBN13: 9781599045405|ISBN10: 1599045400|EISBN13: 9781599045429
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Much has been written about how organizations create and exchange knowledge to achieve a competitive advantage. To date, most researchers have concentrated on the present and how organizational leaders may use knowledge to create value today. However, there exists a need in literature for research focused on what leaders should be doing now to ensure the continued knowledge of the next generation of organizational leaders.

Building Organizational Memories: Will You Know What You Knew? provides relevant theoretical frameworks, latest empirical research findings, and practitioners' best practices in the area of organizational memory. Written for professionals, researchers, and academicians, this book contains a wide range of topics related to preserving organizational knowledge for the next generation.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • American organizational culture
  • Associative patterning
  • Components of organizational memories
  • Downsizing and building organizational memory
  • Effective organizational memory
  • Effective stakeholder knowledge sharing
  • Enablers of organizational memories
  • Inter-organizational memory
  • Knowledge transfer within multinational corporations
  • Management of organizational memory
  • Memory of strategic management
  • Ontologies for modeling an organizational memory
  • Organizational knowledge sharing networks
  • Organizational memories in action
  • Organizational memory challenges
  • Organizational project memories
  • Preservation of organizational memory
Reviews & Statements

The global coverage of countries represented as well as the sheer number of authors that have influenced the field's rise, bodes well for its future health as a body of literature that is both influential and meaningful to managers in the knowledge era.

– Nick Bontis, McMaster University, Canada

This book examines technologies, leadership strategies, and aspects of business culture that enable organizational memory.

– Book News Inc. (June 2009)
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John Girard(PhD) is an associate professor at Minot State University where he is the lead professor for knowledge management. John teaches graduate and undergraduate management courses and conducts research examining the relationships existing between information anxiety, organizational memory loss, and contemporary knowledge management theories. In 2004, whilst acting as Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, he accepted an Associate Professorship at Minot State University, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. John is an award-winning researcher who speaks regularly on the subject of knowledge management and how enterprises may reap the benefits of creating and exchanging organizational knowledge. He has spoken in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America at such events as KM World, APQC’s Knowledge Management Conference, the World Congress on Intellectual Capital, KM Australia, and many others events.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Raul M. Abril, Universitat Pompeu I Fabra, Spain
  • JoAnn Girard, Sagology, USA
  • Michael Sutton, Westminster College, USA
  • Jerry Westfall. Liberty University, USA