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Towards Knowledge Networking

  • Andreas Seufert
  • Georg von Krogh
  • Andrea Back
Part of the Business Engineering book series (BE)

Abstract

In this article we describe an integrated view on knowledge management and networking being a very powerful combination for the future of knowledge management. We start by giving an overview of the increasing importance of networks in the modern economy. Subsequently, we conceptualize a Network perspective on knowledge management. Therefore we firstly give a theoretical foundation on networks, and secondly explain the interdependences between networks and knowledge management. These reflection lead to the development of a framework for knowledge networking, where we distinguish between a micro-perspective and a macro-perspective. Finally, we develop a framework for knowledge networking which can be used as a basis in order to structure and reveal interdependences. We conclude by giving some implications for management and future research.

Keywords

Networks Knowledge Management Framework Knowledge Networks Facilitating Conditions Knowledge Work Processes Knowledge Network Architecture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Seufert
    • 1
  • Georg von Krogh
    • 2
  • Andrea Back
    • 3
  1. 1.Fachhochschule LudwigshafenWalldorfDeutschland
  2. 2.Institut für BetriebswirtschaftUniversität St. GallenSt. GallenSchweiz
  3. 3.Institut für WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität St. GallenSt. GallenSchweiz

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