Careers in Knowledge Management (KM)

Abstract: The field of KM offers several choices for careers, and the practice of KM applies to any career. Few blessings in this world compare with the joy of spending your days working at a career you enjoy. As a public space for self-expression, nothing beats your career. What you choose to work at

Seven Cross-cultural knowledge absorption abilities

Abstract: Purpose – To describe the competencies necessary for managers to effectively engage in cross-cultural knowledge absorption. Design/methodology/approach – A comprehensive literature review of knowledge management and cross-cultural competency research which identifies seven thematic competencies for knowledge absorption. Findings – The study identifies and provides examples of seven cross-cultural knowledge

Leadership driving knowledge management behaviours

Abstract: Leaders exert a considerable influence on their organisations’ knowledge management characteristics. Leaders’ behaviour can determine the extent to which knowledge is sought for, learned, retained and shared. Positive leadership practices reinforce good knowledge management; negative leadership practices undermine it. Research by Henley’s Knowledge Management Forum has drawn on 12 positive leadership practices

Effective knowledge activists

Abstract: In organisations where knowledge management is fundamental to business success, ‘knowledge activists’ play an important part in underpinning that success. Recent research highlights nine key characteristics, skills and behaviour traits of effective knowledge activists, showing how best to recruit and develop such people. By exploiting these insights, organisations can further leverage the