Knowledge Management and Information Systems Strategy for Growing Organizations examines the role that information systems play in helping SMEs use knowledge to achieve strategic organizational goals. Adopting a business perspective, it is ideal for students studying strategic information systems and knowledge management.
The fully revised and updated version of this successful Handbook is welcomed by management scholars world-wide. By bringing together the latest approaches from the leading experts in organizational learning & knowledge management the volume provides a unique and valuable overview of current thinking about how organizations accumulate 'knowledge' and learn from experience. Key areas of update in the new edition are: Resource based view of the firm Capability management Global management Organizational culture Mergers & acquisitions Strategic management Leadership
This book presents a series of techniques, practices and processes to help project managers and project staff to manage information in a systematic way that will help improve the project interventions. It is through information management that we can improve decision making process, learn and create new knowledge. Knowledge derives from information, as information derives from data. Information becomes knowledge when people do the work and realize an action that generates experiences. The creation of valuable knowledge depends on the adoption of a holistic approach to information management; an approach that takes into consideration organizational culture and politics, information economics and processes, information standards and policies, information strategies and governance. All this translates to an information ecosystem that puts people at the centre and technology as an enabler. Managing a project information system has to do more with managing human behaviours than managing technology.
Over 6,000 words and expressions related to the information management professions. Topics covered include computer systems, librarianship, knowledge management, language classification and cataloguing, the Internet and copyright. Ideal for anyone who wants information and library management terminology in a clear, concise format.
Knowledge Management provides an innovative way to minimize the gap between the end-user and the knowledge source, thereby, accelerating human actions by providing them access to the best practices, valuable tools and lessons learned from others. This works focuses on the recent scenario, activities and key barriers involved in knowledge management. It explains the goal, driving forces, types of strategies, and tools used for knowledge management in corporate sector. It has been tried to find how knowledge management links to library and information professionals, the missing opportunity for librarians and the important role library and information professional can play in knowledge management. IT companies are more concern towards effective knowledge management due to their justified reasons. Knowledge management practices are completely based on information and communication technology therefore; this works suggests that the Library and Information professionals have to redefine their roles to survive in this IT dominated environment to be competent to work as knowledge professionals.
Lecture Notes: Dermatology provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, to achieve a thorough understanding of skin structure and function, and the practical aspects of disease management. Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with high quality illustrations, this tenth edition has been revised to reflect recent advances in knowledge of skin diseases and developments in therapy, and features a brand new chapter on Dermatological Emergencies. Key features include: Numerous figures and tables help distil the information you need for revision purposes MCQs and 15 new clinical case studies for self assessment Glossary of dermatological terms Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of dermatology, Lecture Notes: Dermatology presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating skin disorders.
A comprehensive private trader? guide to the Australian markets. This is the second edition of the hugely successful Art of Trading, by high-profile private trader and author Chris Tate. The first edition sold 20,000 copies. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes information on charting and technical analysis, money management and risk management.
‘This remarkably comprehensive book reflects the depth of knowledge and experience of its author and will assist nurses in the process of diabetes management. I wholeheartedly recommend this text to all health professionals whether working directly in, or on, the fringe of diabetes. ‘ From the foreword by Marg McGill, Chair, International Diabetes Federation Consultative Section on Diabetes Education Care of People with Diabetes is an essential guide to the care and management of people with diabetes mellitus, with particular emphasis on the acute care setting. It is written by an experienced clinical nurse specialist with extensive knowledge of evidence-based diabetes care. The book serves as an essential companion to clinical practice for nurses and health professionals. This third edition of Care of People with Diabetes has been extensively revised, and includes new information on smoking cessation, diabetes and driving, coeliac disease and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Key features: Fully revised new edition of a successful text Provides the evidence for best practice Includes protocols for consistent care and improvement of patient outcomes Each chapter includes lists of key points, boxes highlighting key information, further reading, patient information, and patient care sheets.
Post and Anderson's Management Information Systems, 3/e focuses on how managers can apply knowledge of IT tools to solve management problems and find new opportunities to improve their organizations. This revised edition addresses these challenges and continues to illustrate how information technology supports managers in their operational and decision-making tasks performed each day. Post/Anderson is fundamentally different from other MIS texts in the following ways: 1) Strength of Chapter 6-Database Management, emphasizes that databases are crucial to any business application; 2) Chapter 7 shows the importance of data integration and how ERP software meets that need; 3) Industry-specific cases; 4) Rolling Thunder Bicycle Company database; 5) Application appendices.
Book DescriptionIntegrate IT with business strategy Now updated and revised, this Third Edition of Managing and Using Information Systems by Pearlson and Saunders arms you with the insights and knowledge you need to become an active participant ininformation systems decisions. Taking a strategic approach to information systems, the authors show how to manage information as a resource and use information for competitive advantage. This brief, yet complete, paperback provides a basicframework for understanding the relationships among business strategy, information systems, and organizational strategies. You'll learn how IT relates to organizational design and business strategy, how to recognize opportunities in the work environment,and how to apply current technologies in innovative ways. New Features of the Third Edition * New coverage of off-shoring * New coverage of IT portfolio management * Expanded coverage of management of security *Expanded coverage of Supply Chain Management (SCM) * Additional cases Cases are available with Business Extra Select Custom CoursePacks of cases and readings for each chapter are available via Wiley's Business Extra Select program. Go to www.wiley.com/college/bxs for more details.
The must-have manual to understand and use the latest edition of the Fifth Edition The professional standard in the field of project management, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) serves as the ultimate resource for professionals and as a valuable studying and training device for students taking the PMP® Exam. A User's Manual to the PMBOK® Guide takes the next logical step to act as a true user's manual. With an accessible format and easy-to-understand language, it helps to not only distill essential information contained in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition, but also fills an educational gap by offering instruction on how to apply its various tools and techniques. This edition of the User's Manual: Defines each project management process in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition, describes the intent, and discusses the individual ITTOs (inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs) Features examples, handy tips, and sample forms to supplement learning Contains a data flow diagram of each process in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition to show how information is distributed Is updated to provide deeper coverage of stakeholder management and to include new processes for scope, schedule, cost, and stakeholder management The User's Manual enables you to put the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition to work on your projects. It will help you implement the processes described in the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition and apply the tools and techniques to help make your projects successful. Thorough in coverage and rich in content, it is a worthy companion to augment the important strategies laid out in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition, and the one book that aspiring or professional project managers should never be without. Fully updated to align with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition Describes how to apply tools and techniques for projects and how to create process outputs Presents information by process group Expands upon the PMBOK® Guide with information on the sponsor's role and planning loops Integrates and describes interpersonal skills into the process where they are identified (PMBOK, PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)