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Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Online from: 1997

Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management

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A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool


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Title:A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool
Author(s):Maria Mårtensson, (Maria Mårtensson is a PhD student in the Stockholm University School of Business, Stockholm, Sweden.)
Citation:Maria Mårtensson, (2000) "A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4 Iss: 3, pp.204 - 216
Keywords:Knowledge, Knowledge management, Strategy
Article type:Research Paper
DOI:10.1108/13673270010350002 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Over the past several years there have been intensive discussions about the importance of knowledge management within our society. The management of knowledge is promoted as an important and necessary factor for organisational survival and maintenance of competitive strength. To remain at the forefront organisations need a good capacity to retain, develop, organise, and utilise their employees’ capabilities. Knowledge and the management of knowledge appear to be regarded as increasingly important features for organisational survival. Explores knowledge management with respect to its content, its definition and domain in theory and practice, its use and implications, and to point out some problems inherent in the concept. The main contribution of this paper is an extensive literature survey on knowledge management.



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