Innovative Knowledge Management: Concepts for Organizational Creativity and Collaborative Design

Innovative Knowledge Management: Concepts for Organizational Creativity and Collaborative Design

Alan Eardley (Staffordshire University, UK) and Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK)
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Release Date: September, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 422
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-701-0
ISBN13: 9781605667010|ISBN10: 1605667013|EISBN13: 9781605667027
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Knowledge and creativity are now the major driving forces behind pioneering companies that are achieving competitive edge crucial to competing in today''s economy. Innovative Knowledge Management: Concepts for Organizational Creativity and Collaborative Design provides a valuable resource for promoting current academic discourse on innovation in knowledge-intensive organizations and contexts. A defining collection of field advancements, this Premier Reference Source creatively showcases wide-ranging issues relevant to the use of knowledge management.

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

  • An ontology-based expert system for financial statements analysis
  • Deploying knowledge management in R&D workspaces
  • Knowledge democracy
  • Knowledge management and healthcare
  • Knowledge management under institutional pressures
  • Knowledge sharing in the learning process
  • Knowledge-based diffusion in practice
  • Selecting knowledge management software tools
  • Universities as knowledge-intensive learning organizations
  • Web 2.0 and social software
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Alan Eardley is the Director of the MRes Scheme in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology at Staffordshire University, as well as being Associate Head of Postgraduate Research Studies. He has considerable commercial experience in management and systems analysis in a variety of industries, and has worked as an academic for over twenty four years in schools of business and computing. He has participated in a number of industrial collaborations and consultancy projects and has co-authored five text books on IS and the use of IT in business. Eardley has a first class honours degree in Business, a Masters degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Strategic Information Systems. His current research into knowledge management, research methods and strategic planning in business and healthcare applications has resulted in a number of publications in international journals and conferences.

Lorna Uden is Professor of IT systems at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology in Staffordshire University. Her research interests include Technology Learning, HCI, Activity Theory, Knowledge management, Web Engineering, Multimedia, E-business, Service science, semantic web, and Problem-Based Learning. Professor Uden is program committee member for many international conferences and workshops. She is on the editorial board of several international journals. Professor Uden is also visiting professor to universities in Australia, China, Finland, Italy, Malaysia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa and Taiwan. She has been keynote speaker at several international conferences. On the international front, she collaborates widely with colleagues worldwide.

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