Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management

Peter Busch (Macquarie University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-501-6.ch002
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Abstract

Delving into tacit knowledge flows requires at least a cursory understanding of its parent discipline, namely Knowledge Management (KM). In turn, discussion of KM is not possible without briefly discussing knowledge and more specifically organisational knowledge. Knowledge Management is a discipline that is quite recent, having been exposed largely in the 1990s. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of KM is that no one true definition, rather like with tacit knowledge, exists. If one were pressed to define KM, it would be the process whereby an organisation has in place plans or actions to maximise its knowledge assets both codified and soft to its best advantage. At this stage, let us examine the issues regarding this discipline and later examine how they relate to tacit knowledge management specifically. Concepts of knowledge relating specifically to tacit knowledge are discussed in much greater detail in the following chapter.

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