Visions, Technology, and Organizational Knowledge
Knowledge management, as the most recent offspring of the study of organizational learning, seems to have developed as one of the hot fads in academia and business. Many publications have appeared during the last few years (Dierkes et al. Second Edition, 2001), ranging from a quite abstract treatment of the role of knowledge in organizational learning and transformation to efforts to motivate businesses to pay more attention to the knowledge base of the organization and the continuous development of its intellectual resources. A wide range of devices to improve and enhance the use of the knowledge base of an organization have been recommended. They encompass such diverse concepts as the `chief knowledge officer’ (CKO) or the `corporate university’, which are mostly a new label for what used to be called the human resource and management development function. The common understanding in most of the literature is that the knowledge base of an organization is more important than ever before to ensure its survival in the competitive global market (Nonaka & Reinmöller, 1998).
KeywordsKnowledge Management Knowledge Generation Organizational Learning Knowledge Broker Internet Engineer Task Force
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