Abstracts: April 10th, 2000

1McAdam R, McCreedy SThe Learning Organization, (UK), Vol 6 No 3 1999

Start page: 91. No of pages: 10

Asks whether knowledge management is an emerging paradigm for business improvement or if it is a passing fad. Investigates this by evaluating existing knowledge management models and questioning the underlying assumptions. Identifies the main schools of thought within knowledge management. Looks at two different conceptualizations of knowledge that underpin the theories on knowledge management. Argues that the acknowledgement that knowledge is socially constructed is vital for the continuing development of knowledge management as an emerging paradigm. Suggests that the alternative view relegates knowledge management to being a convenient management tool. Presents a critique of the different models of knowledge management. Develops a model of knowledge management which acknowledges both the scientific and social construction of knowledge.

Subject(s): KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS, ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING, ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY, INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts

Style: Theoretical. ISSN: 0969-6474. Reference: 28AR030

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