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The organizational characteristics of knowledge-centricity in innovations of knowledge management.

  Knowledge focused organizations are knowledge-centric, a term that
embodies the creation and management of knowledge but embedded as an
integral element of an organization’s strategy and performance. By devising
an organizational characteristics matrix, this chapter identifies a
number of essential and desirable features that comprise a knowledgecentric
business. The matrix is then applied to a case study company, Black
and Decker, and more specifically its European Design Center, to examine
the extent to which the organization can be viewed as knowledge-centric.
While the use of such this first-iteration matrix is a useful mechanism for
gauging knowledge-centricity, the chapter concludes with a critique of its
potential limitations, with suggestions as to how it might be refined further
to give a more illuminating assessment of an organization’s knowledge
capabilities

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 2003

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    IGI Global

  • DOI:

    10.4018/978-1-59140-281-7.ch006

  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

Citation

Pemberton, J. & Stonehouse, G. (2003). The organizational characteristics of knowledge-centricity in innovations of knowledge management. In Montano, B. (Ed.). Innovations of Knowledge Management, 99-123. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-281-7.ch006. ISBN 9781591402817

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Keywords

Knowledge management; knowledge-centric;

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