McAdam, Rodney and Moffett, Sandra (1999) A Critical Review of Knowledge Management Models. The Learning Organization, 6 (3). pp. 91-101. [Journal article]
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There is an increasing interest in the area of knowledge management (KM) within organisations and academia. Because of the emergent nature of the field there is a lack of classification of suitable knowledge management models to use in conducting further research, literature evaluation and organisational applications. This paper discusses the definitions and classifications of knowledge management, representing a wide spectrum of views from mechanistic to more socially orientated. An evaluative framework is established from which three knowledge management models can be critically discussed. Three KM model classifications are critiqued, namely knowledge category models, intellectual capital models and socially constructed models. Finally a modified KM model is tentatively suggested to act as a useful guide for further research and organisational application. This model takes a holistic approach to scientific and socially constructed knowledge, assuming the need for both emancipatory and business benefits from KM. The model represents KM as a highly recursive process, rather than sequential.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Knowledge Management, Models, Organization Development|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Computing & Engineering|
Ulster Business School
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Business and Management Research Institute|
|Deposited By:||Dr Sandra Moffett|
|Deposited On:||25 Jan 2010 10:06|
|Last Modified:||08 Oct 2012 12:26|
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