Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
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Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning by Laurence Prusak
Book DescriptionOver the past decade, knowledge and learning have emerged as the keys to economic success and as a focus for thinking about organizational effectiveness and innovation. An overwhelming majority of large organizations now engage in a wide range of knowledge and learning activities and nearly all have programs and personnel explicitly dedicated to these tasks. The volume is targeted at those new to knowledge and learning, and is filled with practical examples and focuses on the most critical issues, featuring seminal contributions from leading authorities including: * Thomas Davenport, * Dorothy Leonard, * John Seely Brown, * Sidney Winter, * W. Chan Kim, * Peter Druckard. The book is organized around the three key steps in managing knowledge: development, retention, and transfer. These sections are preceded by a section creating the strategic context for knowledge and followed by a section on the social dimensions that are often overlooked. Finally, the book looks to the future of knowledge and learning. This Reader is an accessible way for executives and students taking advanced Management Studies and executive courses to learn from the latest examples on this topic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199291809
(231mm x 151mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laurence Prusak
Judgement Calls, Hardback (April 2012)
What's the story behind great decisions? Is decision-making the responsibility of one leader or should it rest on the shoulders of the collective team? This title presents twelve stories of organizations that have successfully tapped the diverse perspectives and deep knowledge of their people to build an organizational decision-making capability.
Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning, Hardback (August 2006)
Over the years, knowledge and learning have emerged as the keys to economic success and as a focus for thinking about organizational effectiveness and innovation. Aimed at those new to knowledge and learning, this work contains practical examples. It looks at the future of knowledge and learning.
What's the Big Idea?, Hardback (May 2003)
Offers tools and frameworks for assessing the merits of the top business gurus, scanning and tracking emerging ideas in the marketplace, and distinguishing promising ideas from rhetoric. This book also covers refining ideas to suit organization's particular needs, packaging and selling the idea internally, and ensuring successful implementation.
In Good Company, Hardback (February 2001)» View all books by Laurence Prusak
Examines the role that social capital plays in organizations. This book argues that social capital is integral to business life and that without it cooperative action isn't possible. It identifies the social elements that contribute to innovation and productivity, and reveals the benefits that derive from investments in social capital.
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Author Biography - Laurence Prusak
Larry Prusak is a researcher and consultant and was the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM). This was a global consortium of member organizations engaged in advancing the practice of knowledge management through action research. Larry has had extensive experience, within the U.S. and internationally, in helping organizations work with their information and knowledge resources. He has also consulted with many U.S. and overseas government agencies and international organizations (NGO's). He currently co-directs 'Working Knowledge', a knowledge research program at Babson College, where he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Larry's most recent book (co-authored with Tom Davenport) is What's the Big Idea?, published by Harvard Business School Press in Spring, 2003. He has also recently edited a volume with E. Lesser, Creating Value with Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2003). Eric Matson is a manager in McKinsey's Institute for Corporate Excellence, where he leads research efforts to better understand the drivers of enduring corporate performance. His currently focuses on profiling the world's leading companies to better understand how they excel in selected areas such as network management, knowledge management, and talent management. Prior to joining McKinsey in 1999, Mr. Matson worked as a writer for Fast Company magazine and as a consultant for Monitor Company. His recent publications include 'The Performance Variability Dilemma' (Sloan Management Review, 2003), 'Strengthening Your Organization's Internal Knowledge Market' (Organizational Dynamics, 2003), 'Leveraging Group Knowledge for High Performance Decision Making' (Organizational Dynamics, 2002), and 'Managing the Knowledge Manager' (McKinsey Quarterly, 2001).
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