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Learning to become a knowledge-centric organisation.

Stonehouse, George and Pemberton, Jon (2005) Learning to become a knowledge-centric organisation. In: Technology Literacy Applications in Learning Environments. IGI Global, pp. 260-262. ISBN 9781591404798

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Abstract/Description

The importance of knowledge to an organization’s competitive performance is widely
recognized. A knowledge-centric organization is one within which the creation and
management of knowledge are at the heart of its strategic thinking, operations, and
activities. Knowledge-centricity can only be achieved if knowledge, and the behaviors
and systems associated with its creation and management, are deeply embedded within
the organization. In fact, given the dynamism of organizations and their environments,
knowledge-centricity is likely to be a holy grail that organizations seek but may never
find. Similarly, knowledge-centricity will evolve as a concept, as knowledge of the
processes of learning, knowledge creation, and management develops over time. This
chapter, therefore, represents a snapshot of the current status of the concept and offers
advice on how organizations can begin to make progress towards becoming knowledgecentric.
On the basis of research, the chapter identifies the primary characteristics of
a knowledge-centric organization, and the tools and techniques necessary for
knowledge-centric organizational development.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781591404798
Electronic ISBN: 9781591404811
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management; SME's; small business; knowledge-centricity;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 4983
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 11:57
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 11:54
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4983

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