R, Scientometrics, Knowledge Management, and Social Network Analysis

What does it mean to practice Knowledge Management?

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What is it that people actually do when they say they practice Knowledge Management? And why? They generally have two objectives. First they nurture the creation of new knowledge in order to speed up innovation and gain a competitive advantage. Second, by sharing existing knowledge they try to increase efficiency, i.e. prevent the wheel from being invented twice.

Christian van ‘t Hof further discussed three main activities related to the practice of knowledge management to achieve the two objectives mentioned earlier, namely:

  1. Cultivating the corporate repository (intranet, wiki, etc.)
  2. Connecting Experts through Yellow Pages (knowledge mapping)
  3. Building communities of practice

Yup, that’s it.

Source: The Practice of Managing Knowledge

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Written by Mathias

March 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

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