1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Knowledge Management

Edited By Jin Chen, Ikujiro Nonaka Copyright 2022
    350 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Knowledge when properly leveraged and harnessed contributes to effective organizational performance. How much an organization benefits from knowledge would depend on how well knowledge has been managed. There have been challenges to implementing knowledge management in today’s dramatically different world from before. This comprehensive reference work is a timely guide to understanding knowledge management.

    The book covers key themes of knowledge management which includes the basic framework of knowledge management and helps readers to understand the state of art of knowledge management both from the aspects of theory and practice, from the perspectives of strategy, organization, resources, as well as institution and organizational culture. This reference work reflects the increasingly important role of both philosophy and digital technologies in knowledge management research and practice.

    This handbook will be an essential resource for knowledge management scholars, researchers and graduate students.

    Part I Theoretical Perspectives in Knowledge Management
    1. Outlook on Knowledge Management: The Origin and Basic Framework of Knowledge Management
    Jin Chen
    2. The Spiral of Knowledge Creation in a Dynamic and Evolving Business Environment
    Manlio Del Giudice and Valentina Cillo
    3. Retaining Knowledge: Human and Intellectual Capital
    Rongbin WB Lee and Vivien WY Shek
    4. Towards a Better Understanding of Strategic Knowledge Dynamics: A Dynamic Capability Exploratory Study
    Véronique Ambrosini, Naerelle Dekker and Krishna Venkitachalam
    5. Knowledge Management and the Learning Organization
    Rongbin WB Lee
    6. Evolution Logic and Modern Value of Chinese Knowledge-based View: From Confucian View of Knowing and Doing to Mao Zedong’s Theory on Practice
    Jin Chen, Zhen Yang and Yue-Yao Zhang
    7. Japanese Philosophy and Knowledge: Insights into Ikigai and Wabi-Sabi
    Sanjay Kumar
    Part II Knowledge Management in the Age of Digital Technology and New Economy
    8. Knowledge Management in the Digital Economy Era: Challenges and Trends
    Xiaoying Dong and Yan Yu
    9. Demystifying the Link between Big Data and Knowledge Management for Organisational Decision-Making
    Krishna Venkitachalam and Rachelle Bosua
    10. Synthesis of Human Knowledge Creation and Artificial Intelligence: Evolution of the SECI Spiral
    Kazuo Ichijo
    11. Artificial Intelligence Enabled Knowledge Management
    Xuyan Wang et al.
    12. Evolving Dynamics of Knowledge in Industry 4.0
    Nikolina Dragičević, André Ullrich, Eric Tsui and Norbert Gronau
    13. Dynamics of Enterprise Knowledge Generation System Based on SECI Framework
    Xirong Gao
    Part III Knowledge Management in Practice
    14. How Knowledge Management Differs Across National Cultures: A Systematic Literature Review
    Gang Liu, Eric Tsui and Aino Kianto
    15. Implementation of Knowledge Management Strategies
    Regina Lenart-Gansiniec
    16. Expanding the Workplace to Promote Knowledge Creation
    Dai Senoo and Bach Q. Ho
    17. Three Generations of Knowledge Management Practice Mode and Common Pitfalls in Chinese Enterprises
    Qinghai Wu
    18. Collective Knowledge and Social Innovation in Communities of Practice: The Case of the Slow Food Movement in Italy
    Luca Cacciolatti and Soo Hee Lee
    19. Is There Empirical Knowledge? An Observation Based on Clinical Medicine
    Jin Chen, Juxiang Zhou and Yang Yang
    20. Toward a Knowledge-Based View of Business Model: A Multi-Level Framework and Dynamic Perspective
    Guannan Qu, Luyao Wang and Jin Chen


    Jin Chen is Professor at the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China.

    Ikujiro Nonaka is a Japanese organizational theorist and Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy of Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

    "Chen and Nonaka have assembled a stellar group of contributors who shed new light on this important and interesting topic, this volume will advance an understanding of knowledge management, business models, and innovation. It is provocative, integrative, and compelling." – David J. Teece, Director of Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital, Institute for Business Innovation, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

    "This is an essential reading for scholars and managers interested in knowledge management and the complex dynamics of knowledge creation, which over the years has become a central element in the theory and evolution of the firm. In its broad structure, this beautiful book is a must-read for an understanding of the pervasive role of knowledge in innovation and competition in the age of globalization, new information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence." – Franco Malerba, Professor of Applied Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy; Previous President of the Schumpeter Society

    "Congratulations for the completion of this timely and comprehensive Handbook on Knowledge Management, which I shall highly recommend to all scholars/teachers and practitioners of technology and innovation management. In the modern age of knowledge economy, this handbook will help us fill any gap in our learning in the theories and applications in the important field of Knowledge Management, to benefit from the views from both western and eastern perspectives, and to appreciate the role of 'learning by doing' in the education and development of future public and private sector leaders." – Hang Chang Chieh, Executive Director of Institute for Engineering Leadership, National University of Singapore, Singapore