This book presents a methodology for the design and development of Knowledge Management systems to support New Product Development based on Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (EAFs). The project focuses on information system specifications driven by business and knowledge users’ requirements in the automotive industry. The aim of this research is to extend the capabilities of the latest EAFs so that not only data and information, but also enterprise knowledge can be managed. A formal methodology has been developed based on the extended EAF, and implemented as easy-to-use folders for the management of product development knowledge. A guideline in the form of a flowchart has been developed using a process modelling tool called Design Roadmap. A case study in an automotive product development company proved that the developed methodology can be used to produce the functional specifications of their IT systems to include knowledge management capability. The system specification can then be used, either to assess a company’s existing information systems for future system improvement; or as a guide to developing and implementing complete new information/Knowledge Management systems.
The desire to develop the conception of knowledge management, exploration of this phenomenon in the conditions of Poland and making a contribution to the improvement of the economy, which provides a higher living standard, was the first and the most important challenge for the author of this book. The book, due to author particular interest in the problematic of human resources management and as a result of the observation procedures, analysis of literature sources and finally, as a result of the recently implemented analytical research concerning the knowledge management, concentrated upon the issue of human resources management and its role in the development of knowledge management in the enterprise. The most important goal of the present research was to define the dependency between the means of the personnel appraisal applied at the enterprise, and the level of knowledge management achieved by the enterprise.
Nowadays companies have taken the task of develop better management information systems in order to help the decision makers to exploit data and models, with the final objective of discussing and improving decision-making. Decision support systems must be improved in order to deal with the large amount of available data and the heterogeneity of existing modeling approaches along the enterprise structure. This book proposes the application of ontologies as a decision support tool, since they are increasingly seen as a key semantic technology for addressing heterogeneities and for enabling data mining by semantics-driven knowledge processing. As a decision support tool, it must be capable of standing as a robust model which interacts among the different decision hierarchical levels, providing a unified framework for data and information. The work presented represents a step forward toward integration among the enterprise hierarchical levels, standardization in processes and enterprises, as well as improved procedures for decision-making. The aforementioned achievements are boosted by the application of semantic models, which are currently increasingly used.
Practical guidance on how to successfully introduce enterprise social networks to connect employees While there are a fast growing number of books around social media and enterprise 2.0, the focus is often on the technical tools. Connecting Organizational Silos approaches social media and enterprise 2.0 from a knowledge flow management perspective. It offers practical and specific guidance on what to do and what not to do when introducing social media in an organization. This concise, easy-to-read guide offers a nuts-and-bolts look at how to get started in social media and drive it to success. Examines knowledge flows and the deployment of social media networks within organizations Helps organizations become more successful in introducing social media tools and platforms into their organizations By incorporating social media into their business, organizations will be able to make better use of their member's knowledge and thereby become more competitive. Connecting Organizational Silos discusses all aspects of enterprise social media and how it can help to drive corporate growth.
Knowledge: In the realm of knowledge management, information plus wisdom equals knowledge. Organizations have found that the knowledge they contain can be one of their most important competitive weaponsDefinition:Knowledge management: The ability of an organization to manage, store, value, and distribute knowledge. Some organizations have created the position of Chief Knowledge Manager (CKM) to handle knowledge management responsibilitiesMany organizations fail to effectively manage and use the most important competitive edge they possess - their knowledge and "intellectual capital." This book covers the entire growing field of knowledge management, with particular emphasis on knowledge-based systems and their use in preserving knowledge in an organization, and integrating it across departments and disciplines.This hands-on guide shows how businesses and other organizations can re-engineer their processes using an applied knowledge-based approach. Each chapter introduces a different aspect of the field and demonstrates its application in actual case studies. Examples from industry, education, and government show the wide application of this exciting new field of study. The book also covers promising trends such as learning organizations, intelligent organizations, and enterprise management.
Knowledge management efforts have a long history, to include on-the-job discussions, formal apprenticeship, discussion forums, corporate libraries, professional training and mentoring programs. With increased use of computers in the second half of the 20th century, specific adaptations of technologies such as knowledge bases, expert systems, knowledge repositories, group decision support systems, intranets, and computer-supported cooperative work have been introduced to further enhance such efforts. In 1999, the term personal knowledge management was introduced; it refers to the management of knowledge at the individual level. In the enterprise, early collections of case studies recognized the importance of knowledge management dimensions of strategy, process, and measurement. Key lessons learned include people and the cultural norms which influence their behaviors are the most critical resources for successful knowledge creation, dissemination, and application. This work shows the way to implement knowledge management as a strategic approach to enhance the performance of the higher educational organisations (e.g. Syrian virtual University).
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Given the role that knowledge management can play consistently on the enterprise changes,and need to develop human resources in the implementation of knowledge management, on the one hand and important position of cooperative sector in country economics, on the other hand, led to the researchers study the relationship between knowledge management and human resource performance of the agricultural cooperatives. Data were collected with a questionnaire. Cronbach's alpha test was used to determine the reliability of questionnaire and its value was obtained 92/7 per cent. Questionnaire were distributed between members of agricultural cooperatives in East Azarbaijan Province. The results of this study show that the relationship between knowledge management and human resource performance of the agricultural cooperatives in East Azarbaijan Province is significant and positive correlation, and increase or decrease of knowledge management components have positive and significant correlation effect on the performance of human resources knowledge maintain by coefficient 28 percent has highest regression effect on the human resource function variable.
These days there are different types of risks faced by the organizations and much emphasis is placed on its procedures following the aftermath of corporate scandals and global financial crisis. It is imperative to assess and appraise the nature, quantum and extent of the risks faced by the organizations specifically, in the Insurance Companies. An appropriate risk management strategy needs to be formulated by these companies. The main emphasis of this book is to evaluate the significance of the key constructs and the determinants of risk management and its process. This book also suggests a number of tools and techniques that are used by the dynamic and competitive organizations. It covers the theory of risk management, enterprise risk management, risk management in the insurance companies and the COSO enterprise risk management framework. This book will enhance the understanding of the layman interested in gaining knowledge about risk management and will also enrich the technical expertise of the risk managers, chief risk officers (CRO), the corporate executives and the practitioners.
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