Knowledge Management as a Discipline

Knowledge Management as a Discipline

Murray E. Jennex (San Diego University, USA) and David Croasdell (University of Nevada, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-261-9.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter presents arguments that show that knowledge management (KM) is a discipline. Kuhn’s (1996) criteria for being a discipline are used as a framework for providing information showing KM to be a discipline. It was found that KM has interesting research questions, journals specific to KM, a body of accepted knowledge, professional societies, its own jargon and ontology, and its own degree programs. It also is concluded that KM is a young and growing discipline.

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