Preserving Knowledge in Organizations

  • Rocco AgrifoglioEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Information Systems book series (BRIEFSINORMAT)


This chapter aims to explore the issue of knowledge in organizations. After reviewing the literature on the meanings of knowledge, the study focuses on organizational knowledge and its taxonomy, distinguishing between epistemological (explicit and tacit) and ontological (individual and collective) dimensions. This chapter also highlights the knowledge management paradigm, identifying the various processes, mechanisms and tools that enable people to create, share and preserve knowledge in organizations.


Organizational knowledge Explicit and tacit knowledge Individual and collective knowledge Knowledge management Knowledge management processes 


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  1. 1.Department of Management, Accounting and EconomicsUniversity of Naples “Parthenope”NaplesItaly

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