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The nonsense of 'knowledge management'

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a journal listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, began publishing in 1995. Based on an analysis of hits on the journal Website, the Information Research Reader assembled 15 of the most popular papers published in Information Research from 1995 to 2005, out of more than 100 papers. For this volume, editors Maceviute and Wilson requested that authors revise their pieces to reflect more current research. Articles were grouped into 5 categories: general papers, information behavior, environmental scanning and decision making, knowledge management, and information strategy. Because “information management” ...
comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences . Such insights and experiences comprise knowledge , either embodied in individuals or embedded in organizational processes or practice. An established discipline since 1991 (see Nonaka 1991 ), KM includes courses taught in the fields of business administration , information systems , management , and library and information sciences . More recently, other fields have started contributing to KM research; these include information and media, computer science , public health
Jeff's KM blog: The nonsense of "knowledge management"
Knowledge management from the trenches - Experiences, good, bad and other from real-world KM implementation, with a major component being a new content management system. I just read an interesting article by T.D. Wilson a professor emeritus called "The nonsense of 'knowledge management.'" If you like to challenge your beliefs, this is a must read article. His basic conclusion is that knowledge management is "in large part, a management fad, promulgated mainly by certain consultancy companies and the probability is that it will fade away like previous fads." He states that "knowledge can never ... market research, surveys and trends
Framing Knowledge Management
Every so often, someone (most likely a newbie) will propose a definition of Knowledge Management in a newsgroup or forum.  Before long, the self anointed pundits will descend on the issue, providing their own definitions of KM, framing their definitions so that their own KM initiatives, activities or services are right in the centre.  Even an abstract, high level definition of KM is torn apart as it is not sufficiently in line with their definitions. Wonder what they are afraid of?  Confusion, frustration and disappointment will prevail with no agreed definition of KM.  Another one down, any more takers? We all know that KM ... market research, surveys and trends


Are librarians the ultimate knowledge managers? A study of ...
This paper seeks to establish the state of knowledge of Knowledge Management (KM) among Library and Information Services (LIS) professionals, the extent to which they find positions in the KM sector, the extent to which they practise identifiable KM processes in their work and the adequacy of educational preparation and professional development opportunities. It draws on research begun in 2005, which included a survey of advertisements for KM positions, a survey of KM courses in Australia; and an online questionnaire for LIS and KM practitioners and educators. The literature review highlights knowledge, skills and attributes ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Knowledge Management Research,” and “The Nonsense of Knowledge Management”. .... with around eighty percent of any organization's knowledge tacit – we clearly need good ..... save US$750 million over its first three years of use.32 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The key to economic growth: Stealing
Sigismund Hermbstadt ... a chemistry and pharmacy professor in Berlin, who has long since disappeared into the oblivion of history, earned more royalties for his "Principles of Leather Tanning" published in 1806 than British author Mary Shelley did for her horror novel "Frankenstein," which is still famous today. The explanation for this tidbit may at first seem counterintuitive. In the first half of the 19th century, reports Der Spiegel, relying on the research of economic historian Eckhard Hoffner, Germany paid little attention to copyright law, in sharp contrast to Great Britain. The result, argues ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Release our teachers from bureaucratic interference and let them do their jobs
Allowing teachers to teach – that will never catch on. The reason I took up the job many years ago was to do precisely that: impart knowledge, encourage the less able student and try to inspire the able (“Teachers ‘face burn-out over delivery of new curriculum’ ”, The Herald, August 17). What else should a teacher be doing? All the nonsense spoken about teaching over the past 45 years during which I’ve been involved has come full circle. Let the able teacher teach in his or her inimitable fashion and learning should take place. The best compliment I have ever had as a teacher/trainer was from ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The nonsense of knowledge management What is 'knowledge management'?
1. The nonsense of knowledge management. Professor Tom Wilson. Professor Emeritus. University of Sheffield. What is 'knowledge management'? ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
GRCC Knowledge Management Initiative
Wilson, T.D. [2002] "The Nonsense of 'Knowledge Management'" Information Research, ... Corrall S. [Online] “Knowledge Management: Are We in the Knowledge ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Color of your ties or depth of knowledge
hehe, I was trying to emphasize the fact that some people can't see beyond the visual appearance of a person. Not that I am much a victim of it, but looking at someone giving more respect to somebody's outer appearance and not much of a deep interest in what comes beyond was what the post is all about. Surely, knowledge is much more important for one, leaving all the nonsense appearance issue behind. But, I was vaguely expecting for something good to come from a question of no value. I hereby alienate myself from the question :) [ edited by : Habtom at 10:37 am (utc) on July 16, 2007] This brings me back to a few times ...
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