Knowledge Management Ontology

Knowledge Management Ontology

Clyde W. Holsapple (University of Kentucky, USA) and K. D. Joshi (Washington State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-931-1.ch068


Many definitions of ontology are posited in the literature (see Guarino, 2004). Here, we adopt Gruber’s (1995) view which defines ontologies as simplified and explicit specification of a phenomenon. In this article, we posit an ontology that explicates the components of knowledge management (KM) phenomena. This explicit characterization of knowledge management can help in systematically understanding or modeling KM phenomenon.

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