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Do You Need a Chief Knowledge Officer?

Abstract: A Chief Knowledge Officer is a senior executive who is responsible for ensuring that an organization maximises the value it achieves through one of its most important assets – knowledge. Although only a few companies have people with this explicit title, those with similar responsibilities include Director of Intellectual Capital, Director of Innovation. Note – a CKO is not simply a relabelling of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) or MIS Directors. The role of a CKO is broader and different. So what is the answer to the question: “Do you need a CKO?”

David J. Skyrme: Do You Need a CKO? Insights No. 27, 1997

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  • Skyrme, D. J.; Amidon, D.: Knowledge Leadership: Setting the direction and gaining commitment. in: Skyrme, D. J.; Amidon, D.: Creating the Knowledge-based Business. Key lessons from an international study of best practice. London: Business Intelligence, 1997: Ch. 3
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