Ethical Issues and Social Dilemmas in Knowledge Management: Organizational Innovation

Ethical Issues and Social Dilemmas in Knowledge Management: Organizational Innovation

Goncalo Jorge Morais da Costa (ISLA Leiria, Portugal)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 358
ISBN13: 9781615208739|ISBN10: 1615208739|EISBN13: 9781615208746|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-873-9

Description

Knowledge management is a multi-disciplinary field, encompassing management, information science, psychology, sociology, neurobiology, ethics, and others. It impacts many organizational communities, which determine its boundaries, making ethical and social dilemmas vital it is proper execution.

Ethical Issues and Social Dilemmas in Knowledge Management: Organizational Innovation considers these dilemmas at two levels: the individual vs. individual and the individual vs. the collective, providing a thorough treatment of these facets. This book demonstrates the philosophical underpinnings of each dimension of knowledge management, exposing the ethical and social dilemmas that occur. It also links knowledge management and organizational innovation and proposes and explores strategies to minimize such dilemmas. This book clearly illustrates a whole new perspective on knowledge management, as well as expanding the literature treating this approach.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gonçalo Jorge Morais da Costa is a PhD student in Knowledge Management and Ethics, through the doctoral programme of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, with supervision of Professor Mary Prior and Professor Simon Rogerson. He is also a member of ILID Research Group at Lusíada University of Lisbon, and lecturer in several universities as an inherent consequence of his academic background (Degree in Economics, Master in E-Business and IT, and MBA in Management) along with his professional background (Key Account Manager in Finance and ICT). Beyond the challenging PhD, his current research areas are all the major appliances regarding ICT and ethics, which is demonstrated throughout his published work in several journals and book chapters, as well as presented at several conferences.

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