The Knowing Organization
How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Chun Wei Choo
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Knowing Organization by Chun Wei Choo
Book DescriptionIntegrating new research and examples throughout, the second edition of The Knowing Organization links the broad areas of organizational behavior and information management. It looks at how organizations behave as information-seeking, information-creating, and information-using communities and introduces a unifying framework to show how organizations create meaning, knowledge, and action. The book provides a model of how organizations use information strategically to adapt to external change and to foster internal growth. This model examines how people and groups within organizations use information to create an identity and a shared context for action and reflection; to develop new knowledge and new capabilities; and to make decisions that commit resources and capabilities to purposeful action. The second edition features new and expanded chapters on information failures, organizational learning, knowledge creation, and information-seeking behavior. The Knowing Organization, Second Edition, is ideal for graduate courses in information science, organizational behavior, organizational communications, and management information systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195176780
(234mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chun Wei Choo
Inquiring Organization, Hardback (January 2016)
In The Inquiring Organization, Chun Wei Choo examines how an organization's knowledge-acquisition and information-seeking leads to the construction of beliefs and the formations of epistemic practices.
Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Chun Wei Choo
Increasingly, the challenge of management is to create and supply knowledge in order to sustain organizational performance. However, few books on management strategy have been written using this concept as a foundation. This unique volume adopts a knowledge-based approach that will complement, or perhaps supllant, other perspectives.
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Author Biography - Chun Wei Choo
Chun Wei Choo is Professor of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. His recent books include The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge (OUP, 2002), Information Management for the Intelligent Organization (2001), and Web Work: Information Seeking and Knowledge Work on the World Wide Web (2000).
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