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Description - Organizing Business Knowledge by Thomas W. Malone

A systematic and powerful method for organizing and accessing business knowledge.The vision of the MIT Process Handbook Project is the creation of a systematic and powerful method of organizing and sharing business knowledge. Organizing Business Knowledge: The MIT Process Handbook presents the key findings of a multidisciplinary research group at MIT's Sloan School of Management that has worked for over a decade to lay the foundation for just such a comprehensive system. It does so by focusing on the process itself. The book proposes a set of fundamental concepts to guide analysis and a classification framework for organizing knowledge, and describes the publicly available online knowledge base developed by the project, which includes a set of representative templates and specific case examples as well as a set of software tools for organizing and sharing knowledge. Organizing Business Knowledge: The MIT Process Handbook includes twenty-one papers, some previously published and some appearing for the first time, that have come out of this decade-long project. Together, they form a comprehensive and coherent vision of the future of knowledge organization. The Handbook is organized into five parts: an introduction and overview; the presentation of a theory of process representation; "Contents of the Process Repository"; "Process Repository Uses," which gives examples from both research and practice; and a conclusion, which maps the progress so far and the challenges ahead.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262134293
ISBN-10: 0262134292
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Pages: 633
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas W. Malone

George A. Herman is on the research staff at the Center for Coordination Science, and Managing Editor of the Process Handbook.

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