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About the growth of knowledge


McLean, Alan (2006) About the growth of knowledge. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2006 (KMICE 2006), 6-8 June 2006, The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper discusses and evaluates diverse conceptions of knowledge current in the emerging discipline of knowledge management. These include: the idea of knowledge stored digitally; personal knowledge; the DIKW knowledge pyramid; team learning and organisational learning.The author contends that speaking coherently about the growth of knowledge is impossible without first recognising a group of unresolved problems in the theory of knowledge.These include the question of what qualifies as knowledge and the related question of which entities are able to possess knowledge.Rather that trying to settle these questions, the author examines diverse conceptions of knowledge and discusses their implications for the question of tracking knowledge growth.The paper is relevant to practitioners who manage intellectual resources or support learning. The paper includes suggestions relating to empirical research and theoretical development in knowledge management and the theory of knowledge.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 983-3282-90-3 Organized by: Faculty of Information Technology, UUM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Management, Learning Organisation, Intellectual Capital, Community of Practice, Team Learning, System Dynamics.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 06:22
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 06:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11433

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