Stages of Growth in Knowledge Management Technology

Stages of Growth in Knowledge Management Technology

Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 71
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-336-4.ch004
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Stages of growth models have been used widely in both organizational research and information technology management research. According to King and Teo (1997), these models describe a wide variety of phenomena — the organizational life cycle, product life cycle, biological growth, and so forth. These models assume that predictable patterns (conceptualized in terms of stages) exist in the growth of organizations, the sales levels of products, and the growth of living organisms. These stages are (1) sequential in nature, (2) occur as a hierarchical progression that is not easily reversed, and (3) involve a broad range of organizational activities and structures.

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