Knowledge Management Resources

Understanding knowledge as a flow, more than an asset, opens opportunities to enhance organizational growth through sharing, learning and innovation.

Books

Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm

There is currently a great shift towards a knowledge-based economy, where knowledge is the most important resource, superseding the traditional resources of land, capital and labour. With this in mind, this book presents the latest developments in knowledge creation and management theory by the leading scholar in the field, Ikujiro Nonaka.

Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow: How to Make Knowledge Sharing Work

Looking at knowledge management in a holistic way, this book puts the proper emphasis on non–technical issues. As knowledge is deeply connected to humans, the author moves away from the often overused and therefore burned–out term "knowledge management" to the better–suited term "knowledge flow management."

Papers

Toward a knowledge-based theory of the firm
Given assumptions about the characteristics of knowledge and the knowledge requirements of production, the firm is conceptualized as an institution for integrating knowledge. The primary contribution of the paper is in exploring the coordination mechanisms through which firms integrate the specialist knowledge of their members. In contrast to earlier literature, knowledge is viewed as residing within the individual, and the primary role of the organization is knowledge application rather than knowledge creation.
The role of social networks in knowledge creation
Social networks allow their members to access new knowledge. The exchange and combination of knowledge that these networks provide is widely recognized as an antecedent of knowledge creation. This paper explores how different types of networks, as well as the different dimensions of their social capital, influence innovative performance.