Knowledge Management Research Paper

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Knolwedge Management

Dr.M.Senthilvelan, Librarian Info Institute of Engineering, Coimbatore


Knowledge management is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organizational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. Now, information and media, computer science, fields have started contributing to KM research. Many large companies, public institutions and non-profit organisations have resources dedicated to internal Knowledge Management efforts, often as a part of their business strategy, information technology, or human resource management departments. Knowledge management efforts typically focusing on organisational
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Everyone knows how to carry out his work and this knowledge can be reused later in similar tasks by adopting this knowledge to new situations. The general purpose of Knowledge Management (KM) is to make knowledge usable for more than one individual, e.g. for an organisation as a whole, that is, to share it. New knowledge-based views on organisations suggest that it is knowledge that holds organisations together [Brown and Duguid 1998]. KM has existed and has been used for a long time, although it was neither called by this name nor necessarily recognised as what it is until a few years ago [Davenport and Prusak 1998]. The way of making knowledge available for others has evolved with time learning. With the coming up of teamwork, people were supposed to work closer together to benefit from the synergy of their joint knowledge. Today's efforts aim at knowledge being shared among large organisations which may be geographically spread over the world and active in different kinds of areas. First cases perform this sharing even among different organisations, e.g. use defined interfaces to mediate knowledge not only inside one specific organisation but to also share parts of it among…show more content…
Generally speaking, this has to include the identification of the current state, the determination of needs, and the improvement of affected processes in order to address the needs. Consequently, KM projects are improvement projects. Three main aspects have to be taken into account in these projects. The first is the management of general conditions in an organization. The second is the provision of assistance for the direct, inter-human KM processes, i.e., communication. The third is the management of generation, distribution, access and use of knowledge coded into arte facts (documents, training, videos etc.), i.e. information
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