Knowledge Management and Organizational Design

Knowledge Management and Organizational Design

W. Jansen (G.C.A. Steenbakkers and H.P.M. Jägers Royal Netherlands Military Academy, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-65-5.ch010
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Abstract

This chapter examines the relation between organization design and knowledge management. Choosing a certain organization form implies a way of dealing with knowledge. The adopted strategies for knowledge management must concur with this form. Knowledge management should always constitute a good ‘mix’ of strategies applied in the organization form and its information and communication technology (ICT). A model enables organizations to determine their type and implied consequences for their knowledge management. It offers an explanation of why a specific form of knowledge management will or will not work in certain situations, and suggests measures for an appropriate knowledge management.

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