Knowledge Management and Management Learning

Extending the Horizons of Knowledge-Based Management

  • Walter Baets

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. Application domains

    1. Sunil Choenni, Robin Bakker, Henk Ernst Blok, Robert de Laat
      Pages 89-112
    2. Sunil Choenni, Saskia Harkema, Robin Bakker
      Pages 113-124
    3. Virginia Dignum, Pieter van Eden
      Pages 125-141
    4. Hanneke Koopmans
      Pages 165-180
    5. Madelon Evers
      Pages 181-197
    6. Marie-Joëlle Browaeys, Walter Baets
      Pages 199-212
    7. Machiel Emmering
      Pages 317-339
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 361-393

About this book


KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT LEARNING: Extending the Horizons of Knowledge-Based Management

Recently knowledge management and management learning has received considerable published coverage; however, most of this exposure is based on a rational, mechanistic view of knowledge management. Practice, on the other hand, has taught us that knowledge management and learning are extremely broad concepts with an expanding area of subfields. This rationalized and measured view of knowledge management has lead to a more technologically driven development of the field. In practice, however, this view of knowledge management has fallen short of its promise. This situation has created the need for a more encompassing approach to knowledge management. An approach that will encompass a wider domain of knowledge management topics; including topics such as, workplace learning, knowledge infrastructure, knowledge representation, innovation and learning, knowledge culture and learning, and knowledge technologies.

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT LEARNING: Extending the Horizons of Knowledge-Based Management examines a range of topical considerations in the field by utilizing dynamic and non-linear systems behavior or the complexity paradigm. From this examination have come a number of new and promising relevant extensions to knowledge management and its practice. Many of the topics have been pulled from "real world" situations in actual companies, and therefore these topical treatments reflect quantitative and qualitative research done within the knowledge management framework of actual company experience. Offered are a series of topical treatments that extend the parameters of knowledge management and examine the practical implications of these extensions.

The book begins with an extended introduction and theoretical framework. Contributing authors have written chapters that add to both the framework and the practical consequences of knowledge management. These chapters suggest many lessons learned that will find considerable use in practice. Some of these chapters include an investigation of the "do’s and don’ts" virtual learning based on real-life cases, the use of design teams for group learning, the role of language and the creation of common ground between company and client, culture as a dynamic and non-linear constructed concept, innovation and knowledge management and more. The book offers an exceptional range of contributions within a developing paradigm. Within this context, the book illustrates why and how of knowledge management is important for companies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Baets
    • 1
  1. 1.Euromed Marseille — Ecole de ManagementEc KM: Euromed Center for Knowledge ManagementUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25819-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25846-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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