Recent research shows that collaboration and social networking foster knowledge sharing and innovation by sparking new connections, ideas, and practices. Yet these informal networks are often misunderstood and poorly managed. Building on the groundbreaking, bestselling first edition, Knowledge Management Handbook: Collaboration and Social Networking, Second Edition focuses on two key elements in knowledge management: collaboration and social networking.
To Innovate, Connect the People
Jay Liebowitz, one of the top knowledge management authorities in the world, brings together 15 articles by researchers and practitioners who are among the leaders in their fields. They present numerous applications, concepts, techniques, methodologies, issues, and trends related to collaboration and social networking in a knowledge management context. They also point out areas that need more work, such as how to measure the impact of knowledge-sharing efforts in terms of innovation, profits, and customer perceptions.
What Can You Learn from Your Informal Organization?
Packed with case studies, this handbook explores how you can share knowledge, make connections, and generate new ideas through collaboration and interaction. It is a valuable reference and classroom text for those engaged in knowledge management, particularly from a collaboration and social networking perspective.
Table of Contents
Collaboration and Social Networking: The Keys to Knowledge Management—Introductory Thoughts. Knowledge and Collaboration in Multihub Networks: Orchestration Processes among Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the United Kingdom. Religious Communities of Practice and Knowledge Management—The Potential for Cross-Domain Learning. Cross-Cultural Technology-Mediated Collaboration: Case Study of Oxfam Quebec and Peru. Enabling Knowledge Exchange to Improve Health Outcomes through a Multipartner Global Health Program. Emperor: A Method for Collaborative Experience Management. Real-Time Knowledge Management: Providing the Knowledge Just-In-Time. Building Vertical and Horizontal Networks to Support Organizational Business. Social Network Analysis: A Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Application. Collaborating Using Social Networking at Price Modern. Visual Knowledge Networks Analytics. A Framework for Fostering Multidisciplinary Research Collaboration and Scientific Networking within University Environs. Knowledge Management and Collaboration: Big Budget Results in a Low Budget World. TATA Chemicals—Knowledge Management Case Study. Knowledge-Enabled High-Performing Teams of Leaders.
Dr. Liebowitz is the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in The Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He is ranked one of the top 10 knowledge management (KM) researchers/practitioners out of 11,000 worldwide and was ranked number two in KM strategy worldwide according to the January 2010 Journal of Knowledge Management. He is a Fulbright Scholar, IEEE-USA Federal Communications Commission Executive Fellow, and Computer Educator of the Year (International Association for Computer Information Systems). He has published over 40 books and a myriad of journal articles on knowledge management, intelligent systems, and IT management. His most recent books are: