Knowledge Management: Current Issues and Challenges

Knowledge Management: Current Issues and Challenges

Elayne Coakes (University of Westminster, UK)
Release Date: March, 2003|Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 322|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-51-3
ISBN13: 9781931777513|ISBN10: 1931777519|EISBN13: 9781931777674
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The fundamental managerial challenges at the start of the 21st Century centers on how organizations create, share and exploit knowledge. Only managers and consultants with a deep understanding of Knowledge Management issues will be able to address the challenges of innovation and change that the knowledge era is bringing. Knowledge Management: Current Issues and Challenges strives to bring the most recent research and findings on this vital topic to the forefront in order to address the existing and upcoming challenges surrounding Knowledge Management.

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A great read! This book provides interesting insight into the field of Knowledge Management from a practitioner viewpoint. It is good to find a resource that concentrates on the application of theory and so appeals to a much wider audience. This book will provide a useful reference point for both academics and practitioners in the field. The holistic approach is a valuable perspective and when combined with the international flavor makes the book an excellent choice

– Dianne Willis, Principal Lecturer in Information Management, Leeds Met University, UK

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elayne Coakes is a senior lecturer in business information management. She has a BA (Pub Admin) from Sheffield Polytechnic, a MSc (information systems), and a PhD (information systems) from Brunel University. Her current research relates to knowledge sharing in organizations. She is an internationally acknowledged expert on sociotechnical thinking and knowledge management. She was a visiting professor in Seville University (Spain), under the government grant scheme for distinguished, international scholars, a visiting research fellow in Queens University (Canada), and a keynote speaker at Manchester University (UK) at the Tribute day for Enid Mumford. As the Vice-Chair of the BCS Sociotechnical Special Group she is active in promoting information systems and has edited three books of international contributions in this field. Since then she has co-authored Beyond Knowledge Management and the Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management. Additionally, she has published more than sixty book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and conference papers.