Knowledge and Knowledge Management Term Paper

Knowledge and Knowledge Management
An overview of knowledge management in organizations.
# 145141 | 5,144 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | KE

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This paper discusses the different levels of knowledge recognized in the business world, giving examples and explanations, as well as explaining the various strategies that are used in knowledge management. It goes on to say however that there is nothing that can replace people who have knowledge, skills, learning capabilities, creativity, ingenuity and innovation.

Knowledge Management Strategies and Capture
Knowledge, Wisdom and Information
Knowledge Tools and Techniques
Knowledge: The Organization Culture and Learning
Applying Knowledge

From the Paper:

''One of the most appropriate definitions of knowledge from a business perspective was given by Nichols and Michael Polanyi. According to these two scholars, knowledge is composed of insights and experiences that are embodied in organizational processes and practices. There are two levels of knowledge. The first one is called the explicit knowledge while the second on is known as the Tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is also called formal knowledge and it is something that can be articulated through language and transmitted among individuals. Tacit knowledge is also called informal knowledge and this is the type of knowledge that is inherent in individuals through experience, personal belief and even intelligence. In the business circles, tacit knowledge is considered to be the most important in organisations because it is the one that ensures that things are done (Lakhani, 2007). It is also the kind of knowledge that also ensures that value is created. Explicit of formal knowledge is too theoretical to create value and ensure that things have been done.''

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Benbasat, I. (1999). "Empirical research in information systems: The practice of relevance". MIS Quarterly 23 (1): 3-16.

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