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Global Aspects and Cultural Perspectives on Knowledge Management

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Global Aspects and Cultural Perspectives on Knowledge Management: Emerging Dimensions presents new technologies, approaches, issues, solutions, and cases that can help an organization implement a knowledge management (KM) initiative or provide a knowledge base for the practitioner/academic researcher. This book presents the issues that drive the technologies, processes, methodologies, techniques, and practices used to implement KM in a variety of ways and in the multi-faceted modern environment that we find ourselves in today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. A Revised Knowledge Pyramid
    2. Conclusion
  5. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Measuring Knowledge Management Outcomes at the Individual Level
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES AT THE INDIVIDUAL LEVEL WITHIN A CULTURAL FRAMEWORK
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      5. RESEARCH METHODS
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. LIMITATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Using Agent Based Simulation and Game Theory Analysis to Study Knowledge Flow in Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Theoretical Background
      4. Simulation Method
      5. Results and Discussion
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 3: A Comprehensive Model for Assessing the Organizational Readiness of Knowledge Management
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. Introduction
      3. 2. Knowledge Management
      4. 3. Knowledge Management Readiness
      5. 4. Methodology
      6. 5. Results
      7. 6. Conclusion
      8. 7. Limitations and Suggestions for Future Research
      9. Appendix
    4. Chapter 4: Knowledge Management Toolkit for SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. research methodology
      4. Results
      5. Discussion and future research
    5. Chapter 5: A Framework for Managing the Life Cycle of Knowledge in Global Organizations
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. THE LIFE CYCLE OF KNOWLEDGE IN A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
      4. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION
      5. DISSEMINATING AND APPLYING ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
      6. FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING THE LIFE CYCLE OF KNOWLEDGE
      7. WORK PROCESSES
      8. LEARNING PROCESSES
      9. METHODOLOGIES
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Social Network Structures for Explicit, Tacit and Potential Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Explicit, tacit and potential knowledge of a firm
      4. Social network structures for explicit, tacit and potential knowledge in a firm
      5. Discussion
      6. Conclusion and further research
  6. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 7: A Simulation System for Evaluating Knowledge Management System (KMS) Implementation Strategies in Small to Mid-Size Enterprises (SME)
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Modeling Concept
      4. Simulation Construction
      5. Knowledge Packet Generator
      6. Evaluation Methodology: SME Model Instantiation Comparisons
      7. Results
      8. Contribution to Research
      9. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 8: Knowledge Sharing Behavior of Graduate Students
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. FINDINGS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Cocreating Corporate Knowledge with a Wiki
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Analysis of the Results
      5. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 10: Reaching for the Moon
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Transactive Memory: A Foundation for Successful Team Work
      4. The Intelligent Robotics Group
      5. The Wiki
      6. Tags
      7. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 11: Assessing the Impact of Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms on Supply Chain Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
      4. DEFINING THE SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS
      5. IDENTIFYING KNOWLEDGE USAGE ACROSS A CORE PROCESS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 12: Capturing Tacit Knowledge from Transient Workers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Knowledge/KM
      4. KM Success/KM Failure Factors
      5. KM Success Models
      6. Organizational Learning/Learning Culture
      7. Competitive Advantage
      8. Background of the Case Study
      9. Methodology
      10. Research Findings
      11. Conclusion
  7. Section 3:
    1. Chapter 13: Organization of Lessons Learned Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION SCHEMA
      5. CASE STUDY: DAC-ETS KNOWLEDGE HARVESTING REPOSITORY
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Investigating the Impact of Knowledge Management Factors on New Product Development Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Conceptual Framework
      3. Hypotheses
      4. Conclusion
      5. Appendix
    3. Chapter 15: Knowledge Strategy and Its Role in the Organization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. INITIAL MODEL
      5. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH FOCUS
      6. REVISION OF THE INITIAL MODEL
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. Appendix
    4. Chapter 16: Zooming in on the Effect of National Culture on Knowledge Sharing Behavior
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Utilizing the Rasch Model to Develop and Evaluate Items for the Tacit Knowledge Inventory for Superintendents (TKIS)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Scale Construction and Rasch Modeling
      4. Objective
      5. Method
      6. Results
      7. Discussion
      8. Limitations, Strengths, and Future Research
      9. Conclusion
  8. Section 4:
    1. Chapter 18: Exploring Qualitative Differences in Knowledge Sources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: An Experiment of Information Elaboration in Mediated Knowledge Transfer
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Facilitating Knowledge Transfer and the Achievement of Competitive Advantage with Corporate Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROPOSED MODEL
      5. SUMMARY
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 21: Knowledge Management Utilization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      6. DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      7. APPENDIX
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index