Educating Knowledge Managers: A Competence-Based Approach

Abstract: … In this work, we propose a model of individual knowledge management competence to support the education of knowledge managers … The model explains Knowledge Management competence as specific combinations of presumed Knowledge Management-related activities and the individual capabilities required to perform them. … The proposed model suggests not a single definition of Knowledge Management competence, but multiple profiles based distinct understandings of what comprises Knowledge Management.

Author(s): Andre Saito was a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Knowledge Science, Japan. Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST).


  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Literature Review
  • Chapter 3: Modeling Individual KM Competence
  • Chapter 4: Survey on KM Researchers and Practioners
  • Chapter 5: KM Competence in Graduate KM Education
  • Chapter 6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix 1: Questionnaire on KM competence
  • Appendix 2: List of graduate programs in KM
  • Appendix 3: Course descriptions of master’s programs in KM

Saito, A.: Educating Knowledge Managers: A Competence-Based Approach. Tokyo: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Dissertation), 2007, 230 pp. uri:

(cc)by André Saito. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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