Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management. The Latest by Michael Stankosky

By Michael Stankosky

During this booklet Dr. Michael Stankosky, founding father of the 1st doctoral software in wisdom administration, units out to supply a cause and stable learn foundation for setting up wisdom administration (KM) as a tutorial self-discipline. whereas it truly is well known that wisdom is the motive force of our wisdom financial system, wisdom administration doesn't but have the legitimacy that simply rigorous educational learn offers. This e-book lays out the argument for KM as a separate educational self-discipline, with its personal physique of information (theoretical constructs), guiding ideas, society.


In growing an instructional self-discipline, there needs to be a broadly authorized theoretical build, arrived at via present process scholarly clinical research and accompanying rigor. This build turns into the root for an instructional curriculum, and confirmed methodologies for perform. hence, the chapters during this e-book bridge concept and perform, offering guiding rules to these embarking on or comparing the advantages of a KM application.

As a technique itself for project the improvement of a physique of data, a KM study Map was once constructed to lead students, researchers, and practitioners. This publication offers this map, and showcases state-of-the-art scholarship already played during this nascent box through together with the dissertation result of 11 KM scholar/practitioners.

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More explicitly, no other “model” surfaced that was structured to take a disciplined systems approach to the integration of a defined framework encompassing all facets of an enterprise-wide KM program. Extended Research Efforts The early research referenced in this chapter and the continuing literature reviews revealed some indicators in the quest to identify the existence and significance of the four key elements (KEs) (pillars), which form the basis for a successful knowledge collaboration environment in the GW model.

We hope to compile a fully researched and analyzed document for future publication. Closing Thoughts Much that was written just 5 years ago may now seem obvious and of more limited applicable value. Yet, despite the exponential explosion in publications that began about that time, there have been few, if any, breakthroughs in new concepts, practices, or discoveries. The KM label is still used, abused, and misinterpreted by most enterprises and agencies that stand to benefit from enlightened application of an enterprisewide balanced framework of systems, processes, practices, communities, and tools to identify, capture, and create multimedia knowledge artifacts/nuggets for dissemination to the right people at the right time to enhance competitive operational decisions consistent with the enterprise/organization’s business/mission goals, objectives and results.

Saaty, The Analytic Hierarchy Process, McGraw-Hill, 1980. • Organization • Technology • Learning Step 5 involves formulating the strategy to carry the knowledge transformation to successful acceptance and institutionalization. Some key considerations are suggested in Figure 2-32. A copy of the enterprise’s strategic vision, goals, and objectives is key to this and the ensuing critical aspects of steps 6 through 8. The KM goals and objectives determined here should be in alignment with the enterprise’s goals and objectives.

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