Knowledge Leadership: The Art and Science of the Knowledge-based Organization

Knowledge management is a tad passé if all we imagine is managing the brainpower of our colleagues. More important these days, according to this book, is for individuals to actually lead the creation of knowledge in their organizations in a systematic and pragmatic way: That’s how innovation and competitive advantage take hold. This serious book offers a comprehensive framework in that direction, helping you first … [ Read more ]

Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice

As knowledge management becomes embedded within organizations it becomes more important for students to understand its principles and applications. In this textbook, Dr. Kimiz Dalkir provides a comprehensive overview of the field on knowledge management with an emphasis on translating theory into practice. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, Dr. Dalkir weaves key concepts, tools, and techniques from sociology, cognitive science, content management, knowledge engineering, cybernetics, … [ Read more ]

Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations

Visionary in scope, Intellectual Capital is the first book that shows how to turn the untapped knowledge of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon. Thomas A. Stewart demonstrates how knowledge-not natural resources, machinery, or financial capital-has become the most important factor in economic life. Through practical advice, stories, and case histories, Stewart reveals how organizations and individuals can create and use the knowledge assets … [ Read more ]

Learning to Fly: Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations

Today, no one is, nor can be, an expert in everything. In every challenge, it is easy to feel that you don’t know enough to keep up with the accelerating pace of change inside our organisations, let alone the world outside. Start with the assumption that somebody somewhere has already done what you are trying to do. How can you find out whom, and learn … [ Read more ]

Mastering Information Management

No amount of technological wizardry will enable a company to succeed without first knowing how information makes a contribution to all aspects of its business. This includes information for strategy development, process improvement, customer responsiveness and product innovation. But how do you make data and technology useful to the business?How can your company use information more effectively?

The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation

This book addresses the generation-old question of why the Japanese are so successful in business. The authors, professors of management at Hitosubashi University, contend that Japanese firms are successful because they are innovative, that is, because they create new knowledge and use it to produce successful products and technologies. They identify two types of organizational knowledge: explicit knowledge, contained in procedures and manuals, and tacit … [ Read more ]