Knowledge management practices and the focus on the individual

Isabel Rechberg, Jawad Syed

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This paper reviews the current knowledge management (KM) practices to examine the attention (or lack thereof) paid to the individual in managing knowledge in organisations. It identifies and reviews four key practices of KM - i.e., information technology, organisational culture and structure, communities of practice, and human resource practices - to examine how knowledge is interpreted, processed and managed, and the role individuals play in such interpretations, processing and management. The review shows that existing KM practices may be improved through an increased focus on the role of individuals (an individual-centric approach) in designing and implementing KM in organisations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-42
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge Management
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Rechberg, Isabel ; Syed, Jawad. / Knowledge management practices and the focus on the individual. In: International Journal of Knowledge Management. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 26-42.
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