Author: David Gurteen

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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Perhaps one of the most surprising if not actually unsettling things about the Internet and the Web is that there is always something new on the horizon and that it is very difficult to see where this new technology will take us. When ICT was just about big computers and organisational systems it was pretty obvious where the technology was moving us. We all knew about Moore’s Law and that we were going to have greater capacity, smaller and faster devices every year. And during the 1990s and the first decade of the third millennium we all became used to what the Internet and the Web had to offer. But Social Software in the form of Web 2.0 is different. It has put technology in the hands of people who we would never have given it a second thought a few years ago. Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management contains leading edge research which addresses some of the main issues for those of us who want to use Social Software in a Knowledge Management context or who want to study it or research it. There are 10 research papers as well as an introduction from David Gurteen who is a leading thinker in this field.
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ECKM 2013

Author: Brigita Janiūnaitė,Asta Pundziene,Monika Petraite

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 1909507385

Category: Information resources management

Page: N.A

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The University of Jyvaskyla is proud to welcome the 12th edition of the European Conference in Cyber Warfare to Jyvaskyla. We intend to make this event as enjoyable as possible both on scientific and human aspects. As in previous years, ECCWS will address elements of both theory and practice of all aspects of Information Warfare and Security, and offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants involved in these areas to come together and exchange ideas. We also wish to attract operational papers dealing with the critical issue that the modern world has to face regarding the evolution of cyberwarfare capabilities development by nation states. The programme for the event promises an extensive range of peer-reviewed papers, networking opportunities and presentations from leaders in the field."
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Author: Baporikar, Neeta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152253010X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

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As entrepreneurs seek to gain an advantage against their competitors, understanding how to share information throughout their organization will be vital in their success. Accordingly, it is critical for researchers, managers, and consultants to strengthen their own systems to facilitate knowledge management and implement strategies that will launch them into the future. Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development is an integral reference volume featuring leading academic research on the management and creation of knowledge and organizational development theories and models. Including coverage on a variety of related perspectives and subjects, such as infrastructure and services for knowledge organizations, ethics and the impact on knowledge management, and the future of knowledge workers, this book is an ideal reference source for organizational development specialists, consultants, policy makers, researchers, and graduate business students looking for advanced research on cultural aspects of knowledge management and creativity, innovation, and technology in learning communities.
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Author: Charles Despres

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781906638887

Category: Knowledge management

Page: 192

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Knowledge management is one of the most enduring concepts aimed at how to improve management efficiency, effectiveness and competitive advantage. It was originally thought to be a fad, but instead of being of interest for 5 to 10 years like other fads it has been at least 20 years since it became an issue in modern times. Many researchers now believe that it is an important academic field of study which is essential to address from both a research point of view and a teaching perspective. For that reason we have compiled 10 leading edge research papers which address some of the most important issues in that filed. This book represents a marker of our current state of knowledge in the knowledge management field.
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Author: Joseph M. Firestone,Mark W. McElroy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136390588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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In 'Key Issues in the New Knowledge Management,' Firestone and McElroy, the architects of the New Knowledge Management (TNKM) provide an in-depth analysis of the most important issues in the field of Knowledge Management. The issues the book addresses are central in the field today: * The Knowledge Wars, or the issue of "how you define knowledge determines how you manage it" * The nature of knowledge processing * Information management or knowledge management? * Three views on the evolution of knowledge management * The role of knowledge claim evaluation in knowledge processing, or the difference between opinion, judgements, information, data, and real knowledge in knowledge management systems * Is culture a barrier in knowledge management? * The Open Enterprise and accelerated sustainable innovation * Portals * How should one evaluate KM software? * Intellectual Capital * Measuring the impact of KM initiatives on the organization and the bottom line * KM and terrorism
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From Knowledge Objects to Knowledge Processes

Author: Claire R. McInerney,Ronald E. Day

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540710116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

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This book readdresses fundamental issues in knowledge management, leading to a new area of study: knowledge processes. McInerney’s and Day’s superb authors from various disciplines offer new and exciting views on knowledge acquisition, generation, sharing and management in a post-industrial environment. Their contributions discuss problems of knowledge acquisition, handling, and learning from a variety of perspectives.
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Author: Daniele Chauvel

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 1908272244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 3597

Covers issues such as: developing the right innovative capabilities; how to design for strategic innovation, creativity and discovery; and moving beyond market equilibrium -- Back cover.
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Author: Jay Liebowitz,Richard A Schieber,Joanne Andreadis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351811649

Category: Computers

Page: 230

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Close collaboration across agencies and international borders is mandatory for public health officials. A powerful tool for sharing knowledge, knowledge management (KM) can help public health professionals quickly collaborate and disseminate knowledge for solving public health issues worldwide. The latest initiatives for reforming healthcare have put the spotlight on the need for maximizing resources. In addition to providing a platform for sharing knowledge, KM can help healthcare professionals do more with less. One tool, two problems solved. Yet the sharing of knowledge and KM continues to be a major challenge in the public health field. Knowledge Management in Public Health provides a general introduction to KM and social networking in the public health arena. The book begins with coverage of basic principles, components, and methodologies as well as trends and key issues in public health. It includes ten case studies illustrating applications of KM and social networking in public health. The chapters are written by leading individuals from organizations involved in applying KM in public health worldwide. The editors and chapter authors explore the many elements of KM, delineating how and why to start such an initiative. They provide specific examples of the development and value-added benefits of KM in a variety of public health environments. Tough or quick decision making has always benefitted enormously from knowledge based on the maximum amount of pertinent information available at the time—this has not changed. What is new in the present public health environment is the need to do this more often, with fewer personnel available, and increased expectations relative to the services expected by the public. Better use of information under a KM system is well suited to serve that purpose. This book explores the many ways to use KM to anticipate potential health issues and quickly resolve key incidents when they occur.
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Organizational Innovation

Author: Morais da Costa, Goncalo Jorge

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615208747

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 9026

"This book considers ethical issues and social dilemmas at two levels: the individual vs. individual and the individual vs. the collective, providing a thorough treatment of these facets and demonstrating the philosophical underpinnings of each dimension of knowledge management"--Provided by publisher.
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Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments

Author: Bolisani, Ettore

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048183

Category: Education

Page: 440

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"In today's networked societies, a key factor of the social and economic success is the capability to exchange, transfer, and share knowledge. This book provides research on the topic providing a foundation of an emerging and multidisciplinary field"--Provided by publisher.
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Author: Daphne Statham

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846424313

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Written by key figures in the field of social care training and management this much-needed book provides practice guidance for front line managers in social care. Refocusing attention on the management of practice and accountability within services and to service users, the authors provide a variety of perspectives on how front line managers can support practice. Highlighting important aspects of management, such as promoting knowledge-based practice and continuous professional development through lifelong learning, they discuss major issues such as: * setting and monitoring new standards and frameworks * what different communities want from social services * implications of the gender imbalance in social work management * bullying and harassment in the work environment * managing multidisciplinary teams. Drawing together important research on management practice, this book will ensure front line managers are prepared for shifts in policy, making it an essential resource for managers and policy makers in all areas of social care.
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Author: David Rooney,Bernard McKenna,Peter Liesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136979131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

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Today there are more technology, technologists, knowledge and experts than at any time in human history; but from a global perspective, it is difficult to argue that this accumulation of knowledge and technology has put the world in an unambiguously better position than it was in the past. Business is not getting any easier to do and major corporate collapses based on poor decisions, poor conduct, and poor judgement continue to occur. In public administration too, basic institutions and services (education, health, transport) seem to be continually undergoing “crises” of inadequate delivery and excessive pressure. Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy explains why unwise managerial practice can happen in a world characterized by an excess of information and knowledge. Drawing on Aristotle’s idea of practical wisdom, the book develops a theory of social practice wisdom that addresses important social psychological and sociological dynamics that underpin wise management and organizations. As well as providing a detailed theory of social practice wisdom, this book considers practical issues in organizational communication, behavior, culture, change and knowledge as well as in HRM, leadership, ethics, strategy, international business, business education, and wisdom research. By introducing the notion of social practice wisdom, aspects of social structure, organizational culture, and organizational communication needed for wisdom to flourish are for the first time rendered visible in a way that opens new possibilities for wiser management, wiser organizations, and wisdom research.
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Author: Trish Hafford-Letchfield,Kate Leonard,Nasa Begum,Neil F Chick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849202397

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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'This is a timely and well crafted text which is to be commended, with strong chapters from knowledgeable and committed authors. A stimulating read and one which will be of considerable use to those with responsibility for leading and managing learning in social care and social work' - Keith Popple, Professor of Social Work, London South Bank University 'This is a welcome and timely book, which forecasts the growing need for workplace learning. I will be one of the first people to buy it' - Jan Fook, Professor of Social Work, University of Southampton This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the leadership and management of learning in social care education and practice. Written in response to recent policy and continuing professional development frameworks, the book provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates following post-qualifying awards for social work in leadership, management and practice education Key features include: " reference to the relevant post-qualifying standards in social work at Higher Specialist and Advanced levels " an interprofessional approach " case studies, activities and points for reflection. Leadership and Management in Social Care will equip readers with the relevant knowledge and skills they need to improve the quality of social care services and their delivery. With an emphasis upon continuing professional development it will become essential reading for students following social work and social care qualifications for continuing professional development. Social care practitioners responsible for staff development and interested in progressing to management roles will also find the book invaluable. Trish Hafford-Letchfield is a senior lecturer at London South Bank University for social work, higher education and leadership and management courses. Kate Leonard is a senior lecturer at LSBU and freelance trainer, assessor and mentor. Nasa Begum has been Principal Advisor for Participation at SCIE since 2003 and is a researcher. Neil Chick is Organisational Learning Manager for a housing association and coach mentor.
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Author: Jay Liebowitz,Michael Frank

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439837269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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The rapidly growing demand for online courses and supporting technology has resulted in a plethora of structural and functional changes and challenges for universities and colleges. These changes have led many distance education providers to recognize the value of understanding the fundamental concepts of both e-learning and knowledge management (KM)—including the e-learning economic model and how to change the current culture of delivery system providers. Supplying a complete examination of the synergy between KM and e-learning, Knowledge Management and E-Learning begins by considering KM practices, techniques, and methodologies in e-learning. These chapters explain how knowledge capture, retention, transfer, and sharing can help enhance the e-learning experience. Edited and written by leading authorities in the fields of knowledge management and e-learning, the book contains international case studies that illustrate the applications of KM to e-learning in businesses, government agencies, and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia. The text is divided into four parts: Setting the Stage Methodologies and Techniques Case Studies and Applications Industry Perspectives This groundbreaking reference discusses the use of digital media engagement and social media to enhance the e-learning experience through the ability to share knowledge among various communities and individuals. It details key KM and social networking methodologies, trends, and technologies. The text concludes with a summary of current and emerging trends by those at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field.
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Systems and Processes

Author: Irma Becerra-Fernandez

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765628570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This book serves as a complete introduction to the subject of Knowledge Management (KM), and incorporates technical as well as social aspects, concepts as well as practical examples, and traditional KM approaches as well as emerging topics. Knowledge Management: Systems and Processes enhances the conventional exposition of KM with an in-depth discussion of the technologies used to facilitate the management of knowledge in large and small organizations. This includes a complete description of the theory and applications of the various techniques and technologies currently in use to manage organizational knowledge. The discussion of technology is at a level appropriate for the typical business administration graduate student or corporate manager. Special features: * Includes case studies of actual implementations of KM systems, including details such as system architecture * Contains numerous vignettes describing practical applications of KM initiatives at leading firms and governmental organizations * Provides a balanced view of knowledge management, while incorporating benefits and controversial issues, and both technology and social aspects * Extremely current, making extensive use of latest developments in, and examples from, the field of KM * Written by two proficient and recognized researchers in the field of KM.
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Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine

Author: Hsinchun Chen,Sherrilynne S. Fuller,Carol Friedman,William Hersh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038725739X

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 1900

Comprehensively presents the foundations and leading application research in medical informatics/biomedicine. The concepts and techniques are illustrated with detailed case studies. Authors are widely recognized professors and researchers in Schools of Medicine and Information Systems from the University of Arizona, University of Washington, Columbia University, and Oregon Health & Science University. Related Springer title, Shortliffe: Medical Informatics, has sold over 8000 copies The title will be positioned at the upper division and graduate level Medical Informatics course and a reference work for practitioners in the field.
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Author: Matthew Parsons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198037927

Category: Law

Page: 264

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While there is significant interest in knowledge management as it applies to legal environments, there are very few books specifically focused on this topic. In Effective Knowledge Management For Law Firms, Matthew Parsons expertly fills this gap by drawing on his work with a leading commercial law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He examines how law firms can implement a knowledge strategy to support their business strategy, rather than getting beguiled by fads and technology. Parsons first outlines the terrain, including what knowledge management means, the business and economics of law firms, and how lawyers work as knowledge workers. He then introduces a methodology for creating and implementing law firm knowledge strategy, which combines for the first time the interrelated aspects of recruiting, training, research, document production, information management, and digital knowledge strategy. Parsons goes beyond theories to provide detailed, practical help for the analysis, implementation, and measurement of performance-increasing initiatives. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those involved with the management and leadership of law firms and knowledge management initiatives.
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Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Marjorie A. Lyles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470972815

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 710

View: 5672

The fully revised and updated version of this successful Handbook is welcomed by management scholars world-wide. By bringing together the latest approaches from the leading experts in organizational learning & knowledge management the volume provides a unique and valuable overview of current thinking about how organizations accumulate 'knowledge' and learn from experience. Key areas of update in the new edition are: Resource based view of the firm Capability management Global management Organizational culture Mergers & acquisitions Strategic management Leadership
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Author: Charles Oham,Don Macdonald

Publisher: Community Training Partners

ISBN: 1783019859

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care (Theory and Practice) is the first of its kind to focus on the health and social care sector of social entrepreneurship. Social enterprise in health and social care is an important and expanding area due to various environmental influences such as an ageing population and the economic pressures facing the sector. The book meets an increasing demand for resources for students and practitioners. Although written for the health and social care sector, the concepts can be applied to other areas of social enterprise practice. This book is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and development of social enterprises in general and in health and social care in greater detail. The learning outcomes for the textbook are to: 1. Review and examine the practice and values of managers in social enterprises, both generally and in health and social care. 2. Analyse the historical and contemporary concepts and drivers that underpin social enterprise practice, both generally and in health and social care; 3. Critically evaluate a series of different case studies in the light of theories and practice of social enterprise activity; 4. Provide understanding of the process and content of designing and delivering a business plan and income generation strategies for social enterprise initiatives, both generally and in health and social care; 5. Demonstrate how to develop and implement innovative and sustainable business practices to ensure the longevity of social enterprises, including marketing and procurement, in the process showing opportunities for setting up and sustaining a social enterprise in different fields. 6. Provide examples of good practice in staff and human resources management. The nine authors are heavily involved in developing and delivering training and courses on enterprise and social enterprise in a range of Universities and institutions, including the University of Greenwich, University of Northampton, Ravensbourne College, University of Helsinki and School for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as through consultancies such as Lifeworld. The authors, Associate Professor Chris Durkin, Dr Kemal Ahson, Malcolm Hayday CBE, Catherine Pestano, Paul Sternberg, Shingirirai Duke and Bukky Omopariola also draw on decades of practical and successful management experience in setting up and sustaining social enterprises, charities and other voluntarily, and supporting organisations both nationally and internationally, including NHS, British Council, Charity Bank, St Mungo’s, Church Urban Fund et al. Thus, they can provide a wealth of practical knowledge in: • enterprise start-ups, • management of social enterprises, • social innovation in addressing a social need, • social marketing for social enterprises • social entrepreneurship in the NHS • managing a wide range of service delivery (including business incubation, vocational training, employment preparation, health, adult social care and community development), • business planning, • fundraising and financing, • procurement, • impact evaluation, • monitoring and evaluation, • staff and human resources management. The purpose of this book is to encourage the start-up and consolidation of a variety of social enterprise initiatives, both in general and in health and social care. It describes and analyses creative approaches to solving problems and encouraging greater social innovation to overcome the challenges and issues in both health and social care management and social enterprise practice. Numerous case studies along with relevant exercises are provided with both print and e-book editions available. The book has a strong emphasis on sustainability, proactivity and innovation within a fast paced and changing world.
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