Computer and Information Science » Information and Knowledge Engineering

Knowledge Management

Edited by Pasi Virtanen and Nina Helander, ISBN 978-953-7619-94-7, 280 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 01, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/56890
Edited Volume

This book is a compilation of writings handpicked in esteemed scientific conferences that present the variety of ways to approach this multifaceted phenomenon. In this book, knowledge management is seen as an integral part of information and communications technology (ICT). The topic is first approached from the more general perspective, starting with discussing knowledge management’s role as a medium towards increasing productivity in organizations. In the starting chapters of the book, the duality between technology and humans is also taken into account. In the following chapters, one may see the essence and multifaceted nature of knowledge management through branch-specific observations and studies. Towards the end of the book the ontological side of knowledge management is illuminated. The book ends with two special applications of knowledge management.