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Knowledge Management in Organizations: A Critical Introduction By Donald Hislop

Knowledge Management in Organizations: A Critical Introduction
by Donald Hislop

Providing a review and analysis of the themes that underpin the subject of knowledge management in organizations, this work adopts a thematic approach. The key debates are presented including epistemologies of knowledge, managing and sharing knowledge, and learning and innovation. It draws case study examples from knowledge management literature.

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This textbook provides a critical review and analysis of the key themes that underpin the subject of knowledge management in organizations. Adopting a thematic approach, Hislop presents the key debates and a wide range of perspectives in knowledge management. The book begins by presenting the epistemologies of knowledge, asking what do we mean by knowledge? How is knowledge processed within the organization, and how is this linked to human motivation. Part 2 discusses the social and cultural issues that surround the managing and sharing of knowledge. The dynamics of knowledge sharing and knowledge generation are examined, illustrating the different aspects of the collective and shared nature of organizational knowledge. This section also looks at how knowledge processes are shaped by the conflict and politics within the organization and demonstrates how and why knowledge and power are inexticably linked. Finally, the roles of information technology in the process of knowledge management and that of HRM and culture - the human element of knowledge - are presented. Part 3 examines how we learn and acquire knowledge and examines the debates surrounding the learning organization.Finally, the book moves away from its thematic approach to specifically examine the character and dynamics of knowledge sharing in three contemporary organizational forms: the networked/virtual organization, global multinationals and, knowledge intensive firms and knowledge workers.

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GOR003346069
Knowledge Management in Organizations: A Critical Introduction
Donald Hislop
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2004-11-11
284
0199262063
9780199262069
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