C3EEP Typology and Taxonomies: Knowledge Based (KB) Strategies

C3EEP Typology and Taxonomies: Knowledge Based (KB) Strategies

Meir Russ (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA), Robert Fineman (Independent Consultant, USA) and Jeannette K. Jones (American Intercontinental University, USA)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-348-7.ch007


This chapter proposes the C3EEP typology as a framework of knowledge management strategies by using six knowledge based strategic dilemmas. A number of graphic presentations of the complete typology are reported. Based on the typology, nine taxonomies of knowledge management (KM) are proposed and are followed by a framework that uses the six dilemmas and the knowledge levers as leading dimensions for the development of organization’s knowledge management strategy. The proposed typology and taxonomies are closing a gap in academic knowledge management and strategic management literatures.
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C3eep Typology

In chapter 1, we talked about strategic thinking on a global level. In chapters 4, 7 and 9 we focus on strategic thinking coming into play for the organization. As mentioned in chapter 1, we have developed a matrix that requires management to focus on the types of knowledge it possesses or would like to possess and guides management toward making the most appropriate decisions based on where they want the organization to go. The C3EEP Typology is a way to interpret six possible strategic dilemmas so an organization can chose a direction to follow toward their desired KM destination. As mentioned in the introduction of the book, C3EEP Typology stands for:

  • Codification-Tacitness

  • Complementary-Destroying

  • Concealment-Transparent

  • External Acquisition-Internal Development

  • Exploration-Exploitation

  • Product-Process

Specifically, our research has determined that there are six strategic dilemmas/questions that organizations will face when it comes to determining their KM goals:

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