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Description - People-Focused Knowledge Management by Karl Wiig

The business environment has changed. Sharper competition requires organizations to exhibit greater effectiveness in their operations and services and faster creation of new products and services--all hallmarks of the knowledge economy. Up until now, most of the knowledge management literature has focused on technology, systems, or culture. This book moves to the next stage, to focus on the people--the knowledge workers themselves. Noted expert Karl Wiig synthesizes recent research findings in cognitive science and related fields to describe how people actually work. He focuses on how people learn, remember, make decisions, solve problems and act--in general, how knowledge relates to work behavior. By understanding how people work, managers can improve effectiveness to gain competitive advantage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750677776
ISBN-10: 0750677775
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Karl Wiig

He has authored four books and over 60 articles on knowledge management, co-founded the International Knowledge Management Network, and served as keynote speaker on six continents. He works with clients to improve enterprise performance with knowledge management practices and focuses on business-related issues with senior management; tactical approaches and solutions with middle management; and hands-on methods with professional knowledge practitioners. He applies perspectives and principles from Systems Sciences, Management Sciences, Information Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics.Mr. Wiig holds degrees from Case Institute of Technology, was Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence and Systems and Policy Analysis at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and management consulting partner with Coopers & Lybrand. He is Life Member of IEEE and is listed in Who's Who in theWorld and other reference works.