Knowledge management foundations /

by Fuller, Steve Published by : Butterworth-Heinemann (Oxford) Physical details: xi, 279 s. ISBN:0750673656 (hft.). Year: 2002
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What Knowledge Management Has Managed to Do to Knowledge --; Much Ado about Knowledge: Why Now? --; Historical Myopia as a Precondition for Knowledge Management --; What's in a Name?: "Knowledge Management," --; Knowledge and Information: The Great Bait and Switch --; The Scientist: KM's Enemy Number One? --; The KM Challenge to Knowledge in Theory and Practice --; KM and the End of Knowledge in Theory: The Deconstruction of Public Goods --; KM and the End of Knowledge in Practice: The Disintegration of the University --; Back to Basics: Rediscovering the Value of Knowledge in Rent, Wage, Profit --; The Epistemic Empire Strikes Back: Metapublic Goods and the Injection of Academic Values into Corporate Enterprise --; Squaring the KM Circle: Who's Afraid of Accelerating the Production of New Knowledge? --; Making Knowledge Matter: Philosophy, Economics, and Law --; The Basic Philosophical Obstacle to Knowledge Management --; The Philosophical Problem of Knowledge and Its Problems --; The Creation of Knowledge Markets: The Idea of an Epistemic Exchange Rate --; An Offer No Scientist Can Refuse: Why Scientists Share --; Materializing the Marketplace of Ideas: Is Possessing Knowledge Like Possessing Money? --; Intellectual Property as the Nexus of Epistemic Validity and Economic Value --; The Challenges Posed by Dividing the Indivisible --; The Challenges Posed by Inventing the Discovered --; Interlude: Is the Knowledge Market Saturated or Depressed?: Do We Know Too Much or Too Little? --; Recapitulation: From Disciplines and Professions to Intellectual Property Law

This ground-breaking book will prove of interest to both academics and practitioners of knowledge management. It highlights the ways in which KM has challenged the values associated with knowledge that academics have taken for granted for centuries. At the same time, Fuller resists the conclusion of many KM gurus, that the value of knowledge lies in whatever the market will bear in the short term. He pays special attention to how information technology has not only facilitated knowledge work but also has radically altered its nature. There are chapters devoted to the revolution in intellectual property and an evaluation of peer review as a quality control mechanism. The book culminates in a positive re-evaluation of universities as knowledge producing institutions from which the corporate sector still has much to learn

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