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The organizational characteristics of knowledge-centricity in innovations of knowledge management.

Pemberton, Jon and Stonehouse, George (2004) The organizational characteristics of knowledge-centricity in innovations of knowledge management. In: Innovations of Knowledge Management. IGI Global, pp. 99-123. ISBN 9781591402817

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Abstract/Description

Knowledge focused organizations are knowledge-centric, a term that
embodies the creation and management of knowledge but embedded as an
integral element of an organization’s strategy and performance. By devising
an organizational characteristics matrix, this chapter identifies a
number of essential and desirable features that comprise a knowledgecentric
business. The matrix is then applied to a case study company, Black
and Decker, and more specifically its European Design Center, to examine
the extent to which the organization can be viewed as knowledge-centric.
While the use of such this first-iteration matrix is a useful mechanism for
gauging knowledge-centricity, the chapter concludes with a critique of its
potential limitations, with suggestions as to how it might be refined further
to give a more illuminating assessment of an organization’s knowledge
capabilities

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781591402817
Electronic ISBN: 9781591402305
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management; knowledge-centric;
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: 4984
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 16:45
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 11:53
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4984

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