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Challenges in knowledge management education

Abstract: One of the characteristics of knowledge-based economy is the rapid pace of change that affects our lives, organizations, and society in general. The rapid increase in communication technologies and information has created an overflow of information and knowledge. Cultural, social, and technological changes and economic pressures have produced a fast-changing environment, particularly in the work place.

As knowledge management evolves, educational institutions around the world are beginning to develop programs in response to the market needs of knowledge management professionals. These programs have taken different approaches: Library and Information Science, Information Technology, Communication Studies, or Management. The challenges in knowledge management education are diverse: defining the skills and competencies of knowledge management professionals based on the market needs; educating information professionals rigorously enough so that they will be able to meet the demands of knowledge management work; integrating and coordinating different disciplines that are the foundations of knowledge management: Library and Information Sciences, Communication Studies, Cognitive Science, Management, among others; and establishing the position of the Library and Information Science profession in the design of knowledge management programs. The proposed panel will discuss many of these issues and challenges.

Suliman Hawamdeh, Thomas J. Froehlich, Taverekere (Kanti) Srikantaiah, Abdus Sattar Chaudhry, Yun-Ke Chang, Miguel A. Morales-Arroyo: Panel: Challenges in knowledge management education.* Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 41 Issue 1, 2004, Pages 605 – 606

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* Panel info:

Panel at the 67th ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2004; “Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts” (ASIST AM 04), Providence, Rhode Island, November 13-18, 2004.


  • Suliman Hawamdeh, University of Oklahoma
  • Thomas J. Froehlich, Kent State University
  • Taverekere (Kanti) Srikantaiah, Dominican University
  • Abdus Sattar Chaudhry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Yun-Ke Chang, University of Oklahoma


  • Miguel A. Morales-Arroyo, University of Oklahoma

Conference Proceedings:

  • Linda Schamber (Ed.): ASIS&T 2004: Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts. Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Information Today, 2004 Purchase »

Tags: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Communication Studies, Dominican University, information professionals, information science education, information technology, information workers, interdisciplinary, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Kent State University, KM education, KM professional skills and competencies, knowledge economy, knowledge management, knowledge management professionals, Knowledge Management programs, library and information science, management, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Proceedings of the ASIS&T, University of Oklahoma (OU)*

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