1st Edition

Knowledge Management and its Integrative Elements

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ISBN 9780849331169
Published May 21, 1997 by CRC Press
224 Pages

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Book Description

Knowledge: In the realm of knowledge management, information plus wisdom equals knowledge. Organizations have found that the knowledge they contain can be one of their most important competitive weapons
Knowledge management: The ability of an organization to manage, store, value, and distribute knowledge. Some organizations have created the position of Chief Knowledge Manager (CKM) to handle knowledge management responsibilities

Many organizations fail to effectively manage and use the most important competitive edge they possess - their knowledge and "intellectual capital." This book covers the entire growing field of knowledge management, with particular emphasis on knowledge-based systems and their use in preserving knowledge in an organization, and integrating it across departments and disciplines.
This hands-on guide shows how businesses and other organizations can re-engineer their processes using an applied knowledge-based approach. Each chapter introduces a different aspect of the field and demonstrates its application in actual case studies. Examples from industry, education, and government show the wide application of this exciting new field of study. The book also covers promising trends such as learning organizations, intelligent organizations, and enterprise management.

Table of Contents

Knowledge-Based Systems as an Integrating Process, Lyle C. Wilcox
Knowledge Management: Dealing Intelligently with Knowledge, Rob van der Spek and Andre Spijkervet
Knowledge-Based Systems: A New Way to Learn, Jay Liebowitz
Roles of Knowledge-Based Systems in Support of Knowledge Management, Karl M. Wiig
Knowledge-Based Systems as a Technology Enabler for Business Process Re-engineering, W. Joseph Cochran, Arud Vedhanayagam and Bruce O. Blagg
The Role of Knowledge-Based Systems in Serving as the Integrative Mechanism Across Disciplines, Jay Liebowitz, P. Kevin Giles, Tom Galvin, and George Hluck
KBS in Integrating Engineering and Construction Projects, William J. Barnett
CommonKADS: Knowledge Acquisition and Design Support Methodology for Structuring the KBS Integration Process, Robert de Hoog
Corporate Downsizing: Preserving the Core Knowledge Base by Utilizing Expert Systems, Strategic Decision Support Systems, and Intelligent Agents, Mohsen Modarres and Ali Bahrami
Information and Knowledge Management in Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University, Richard M. Roberds and Christopher J. Fox
Educating Knowledge Engineering Professionals, Johan C.M. den Biggelaar
The Other Side of Knowledge: Avoiding Descartes' Error When Managing Knowledge, Jack Presbury, Joe Marchal, and Jerry Benson

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