© 2011 – CRC Press
380 pages | 83 B/W Illus.
The expanding application of Concept Mapping includes its role in knowledge elicitation, institutional memory preservation, and ideation. With the advent of the CmapTools knowledge modeling software kit, Concept Mapping is being applied with increased frequency and success to address a variety of problems in the workplace.
Supported by business application case studies, Applied Concept Mapping: Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge offers an accessible introduction to the theory, methods, and application of Concept Mapping in business and government. The case studies illustrate applications across a range of industries—including engineering, product development, defense, and healthcare.
The authors provide access to a free download of CmapTools, courtesy of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, to enable readers to create and share their own Concept Maps. Offering examples from the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Brazil, Scotland, and The Netherlands, they highlight a global perspective of this dynamic tool. The text is organized into three sections:
Applied Concept Mapping facilitates the fundamental understanding needed to harness the power of Concept Mapping to develop viable solutions to a virtually unlimited number of real-world problems.
APPLIED CONCEPT MAPPING
Introduction and Overview; Brian M. Moon, Robert R. Hoffman, Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas
Applying Educational Tools and Ideas in the Corporate World; Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas
Skills in Applied Concept Mapping; Brian M. Moon, Robert R. Hoffman, Thomas C. Eskridge and John W. Coffey
Concept Mapping in the Analysis and Design of Cognitive Systems: A Historical Review; Michael D. McNeese and Phillip J. Ayoub
Concept Maps: Tools to Enhance Executive and Team Effectiveness; Barbara L. Bowen
Concept Mapping on the Road: Applied Business Concept Mapping in Software Implementation and Training Consulting; Bennet Larson
RECENT CASE STUDIES AND RESULTS
Using Concept Maps to Improve the Practice and Organization of Intelligence in Canada; Natalia Derbentseva and David R. Mandel
Common Lexicon Initiative: A Concept Mapping Approach to Semi-Automated Definition Integration; Andrew G. Harter and Brian M. Moon
The Use of Concept Mapping in Ecological Management: A Case Study Involving Grassland Ecosystems; Andrea White
Influencing the Business Model and Innovations of a Research Organization through Concept Mapping; Robert R. Hoffman, Jan Maarten Schraagen, Josine van de Ven and Brian M. Moon
Concept Mapping Ecosystem Goods and Services; Susan H. Yee, John E. Rogers, Jim Harvey, William Fisher, Marc Russell and Patricia Bradley
Concept Mapping in Corporate Education: Experiences at Petrobrás University; Acacia Z. Kuenzer, Wilson L. Lanzarini and Eleonora B. Taveira
Using Concept Maps within the Product Design Process in Engineering: A Case Study; Barbara J. Daley, Michael R. Lovell, Ronald A. Perez and Nathaniel E. Stern
Improving Organizational Learning with Concept Maps: A Business Case Study; David Barberá-Tomás, Mónica Elizabeth Edwards Schachter and Ernesto de los Reyes-López
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
Conceptual Mapping as the First Step of Data Modeling; Hector Gómez-Gauchía and Ron McFadyen
Concept Mapping in Virtual Collaboration Environments; Brian M. Moon, Jeffery T. Hansberger and Austin Tate
Vying for the Use of CmapTools in Corporate Training; Carrie Ann Desnoyers