Title

Effective Knowledge Management: Knowledge, Thinking and the Personal-Corporate Knowledge Nexus Problem

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Business

RAS ID

61

Comments

This article was originally published as: Benson, S., & Standing, C. (2001). Effective Knowledge Management: Knowledge, Thinking and the Personal—Corporate Knowledge Nexus Problem. Information Systems Frontiers, 3(2), 227-238. doi: 10.1023/a:1011452509937 Original article available here

Abstract

We argue that the intimate relationship between computer architecture and software has produced a professional mindset that is unsuited to the newer, knowledge-based business paradigms. Major software projects are ending in failure or do not yield their maximum potential and we suggest reasons why this is the case. In conclusion, we propose that Management Information Systems Curricula need to be revised to provide students with exposure to and practice in a variety of thinking styles. Organisations must change their structures and management styles if they are serious about managing knowledge. In making our case we briefly review the development of information systems as a discipline and the role of methodologies in the articulation of its paradigm. We end our paper with suggestions for future research.

DOI

10.1023/A:1011452509937

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1023/A:1011452509937