Knowledge Management: Historical and Cross-disciplinary Themes

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Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 235 pages
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Knowledge management (KM) is frequently presented as a recent development born entirely of the business world. However, the intellectual origins of knowledge management are both deeper and broader than have been posited in the literature to date. Influences of philosophy, economics, education, psychology, information and communication theory, and library and information studies have been almost completely overlooked. This book links current and historical works to the development of knowledge management across domains and disciplines to give students and scholars a deeper appreciation of the origins of KM and a better understanding of its intellectual origins, its concepts, and principles. Through his thorough and critical examination of historical and more recent classic works, Wallace demystifies this important, emerging area of study. An essential and fascinating read for LIS faculty, students, and practitioners; required reading for courses in Knowledge Management.

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Wallace (Univ. of Oklahoma LIS) makes an important contribution to the knowledge management (KM) literature by explicating KM within a rich historical and multidisciplinary context. Organized by ... Read full review

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Danny P. Wallace was professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman. He was coeditor of RUSA Quarterly, coauthor of Library Evaluation (Libraries Unlimited, 1999), and served on ALA's accreditation committee.

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