Abstract: Knowledge management has emerged as a discipline in the recent past. In spite of its growing popularity, confusion still exists on what the discipline is really about and whether it is actually distinct. This confusion extends to the nature and scope of competencies knowledge management practitioners are expected to have. The lack of
Abstract: Managers are increasingly focused on leading employees towards a knowledge-sharing culture, but leaders must be truly knowledge-conscious if they are to affect transformational changes. Elizabeth Lank investigates effective educational options open to leaders who want to encourage staff to share knowledge to facilitate organisation-wide KM initiatives. There is a growing
Need for a multidisciplinary approach to education for knowledge management
Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a study of knowledge management courses included in the curriculum of academic disciplines of business, computing, and information. Based on a review of course descriptions selected from Web sites of universities in different countries, the paper describes levels of courses, curriculum areas and topics, and differences in
What Challenge is the Education in Knowledge Management?
Abstract: The aim of this paper is on the one hand to compare 19 knowledge management educational programs worldwide. Based on more than 15 criteria, the comparison will bring potential knowledge managers some insights into this field of education. On the other hand some short term courses in the German speaking countries will be
The Education of the Knowledge Professions. An Interview with Bo Newman
Abstract: In an upcoming insightful article by Brian (Bo) Newman, The Education of the Knowledge Professions, Bo addresses the confusion existing in the KM training marketplace. He also addresses how to define the various stakeholders in the Knowledge Professions. The KMPro Learning Center is presently wrestling with these key issues for