Review: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems: Conceptual Foundations and Research Issues

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Knowledge is a broad and abstract notion that has defined epistemological debate in western philosophy since the classical Greek era. In the past few years, however, there has been a growing interest in treating knowledge as a significant organizational resource. Consistent with the interest in organizational knowledge and knowledge management (KM), IS researchers have begun promoting a class of information systems, referred to as knowledge management systems (KMS). The objective of KMS is to support creation, transfer, and application of knowledge in organizations. Knowledge and knowledge management are complex and multi-faceted concepts. Thus, effective development and implementation of KMS requires a foundation in several rich literatures.

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Author Maryam Alavi and Dorothy E. Leidner
Year 2001
Volume 25
Issue 1
Keywords Knowledge management, knowledge management systems, research issues in knowledge management, organizational knowledge management, knowledge management review
Page Numbers 107-136