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Rethinking Knowledge Management

From Knowledge Objects to Knowledge Processes

  • Claire R. McInerney
  • Ronald E. Day

Part of the Information Science and Knowledge Management book series (ISKM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Mark Aakhus
    Pages 1-20
  3. Claire R. McInerney, Stewart Mohr
    Pages 65-86
  4. Caroline Simard, Ronald E. Rice
    Pages 87-123
  5. Emil Turc, Philippe Baumard
    Pages 125-146
  6. Jacky Swan
    Pages 147-169
  7. Elisabeth Davenport, Keith Horton
    Pages 171-185
  8. Angela Lacerda Nobre
    Pages 275-299
  9. Ronald E. Day
    Pages 331-348
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 349-359

About this book


Rethinking Knowledge Management: From Knowledge Objects to Knowledge Processes readdresses fundamental issues in knowledge management, leading to a new area of study: knowledge processes. These integrate research across a variety of fields, thus reasserting the fundamental insights of knowledge management in organizations and societies. Knowledge processes go far beyond traditional information acquisition and processing by stressing the importance and creative potential of human expression, communication, and learning for successful economic planning and meaningful personal and social existence.

McInerney’s and Day’s superb authors from various disciplines offer new and exciting views on knowledge acquisition, generation, sharing and management in a post-industrial environment. Their contributions discuss problems of knowledge acquisition, handling, and learning from a variety of perspectives. Rather than the traditional notion of stores of knowledge that we hold in our mind, the view presented in this book is that of a constantly changing notion of what we know, of feelings related to that knowledge, and of a more holistic understanding of the act of knowing.


Information Management Innovation Management Knowledge Acquisition Knowledge Processes Knowledge Sharing Learning Organizations Social Webs environment identity knowledge management learning organization organizations planning trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire R. McInerney
    • 1
  • Ronald E. Day
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Communication, Information and Library StudiesThe State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.School of Library and Information ScienceIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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