|Wikipedia's definition of Knowledge
refers to a range of practices used by
organisations to identify, create, represent, and
distribute knowledge for reuse, awareness and
learning across the organisation.
|Building a Collaborative Culture
Author: Katie Hutton, February 2003
Abstract: This paper reviews knowledge
management (KM) literature that focus on KM issues, studies, and best
practices surrounding the human & cultural elements involved in KM
projects. This paper defines a collaborative and learning culture,
identifies issues that inhibit organisations to collaborate, and present
best practices that organisations can use to help transform themselves.
Building Successful Knowledge Management Projects
Author: Thomas H. Davenport,
David W. De Long, Michael C. Beers
As knowledge management transitions from concept to practice, attention
has turned to the ways in which practitioners can operationalise the
growing body of theory. This paper contributes to this process by
reporting on the results of research focused squarely on how knowledge
gets managed in organizations—the knowledge management project.
& Young, Centre for Business Innovation, Working Paper, January 1997
Blogs & Wikis: Technologies for
Abstract: It would be difficult to
find anyone who spends time on the Internet, or indeed who reads
newspapers, who has not heard of blogs. Wikis are less well known,
though Wikipedia, the free online collaborative encyclopedia is helping
to change that. The vast majority of blogs are individual personal
journals, many of which have some technical content, but most of which
are made up of individual opinions about politics or hobbies. Most of
the discussion about blogs is centered around their affect on
mainstream journalism, their power as a new communication channel and
voice of the people, and how this will impact society. All this is
interesting, but what does it have to do with implementing content or
knowledge management, or enterprise collaboration applications? IT,
business managers, and even analysts can be forgiven for thinking “not
much”. In fact, we have been skeptical ourselves.
But, being dismissive of blogs and
wikis because of how they are most often used, and talked about,
today is a mistake (PCs and web browsers weren’t considered as serious
enterprise tools at first either). What is important is how they
could be used. They are simply tools, and many of you will be
surprised to find how much they are already being utilized in business
environments. For this issue, Contributor Lauren Wood provides a
straightforward explanation of what they are, describes how they compare
with content management systems, and reports on some telling examples of
how blogs and wikis are currently being successfully used in
Source: The Gilbane Report:
Volume 12, Number 10
Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Abstract: Social network analysis [SNA]
is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people,
groups, organizations, animals, computers or other information/knowledge
processing entities. The nodes in the network are the people and groups
while the links show relationships or flows between the nodes. SNA
provides both a visual and a mathematical analysis of human
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