The need for government organizations to become competitive is growing with the huge instability in the economy. In parallel, Knowledge Management (KM) has been rapidly growing in the past decade as a source of influence on organisational development practices. Furthermore, the past decade research approaches largely failed to show the importance of KM initiatives in creating synergy with other initiatives to an extent that would lead towards organizational competitiveness. This book address how KM holistically influences the different organisational development practices, specifically in the context of the government sector. To ascertain the relationships between KM and four prevalent organisational development practices namely Organisational Excellence, Learning, Innovation and Organisational Competitiveness; a quantitative survey approach was undertaken using a series of researcher-developed scales. The framework was designed to test the concept of the holistic influence of KM. The results clearly shown that knowledge if well management can lead to government organisations competitiveness directly or indirectly, which is very essential in Knowledge Economy.
This book explores whether knowledge management makes a positive contribution to organisational success in financial service institutions. In addressing this aim, the study develops the twin objectives of identifying the critical success factors for knowledge management and then establishing which of these factors have an impact on organisational success. Adopting a mixed methods approach, the key findings of this research are that there is a significant difference in perceptions of organisational success for organisations operating in a knowledge management environment compared with organisations operating in a non-knowledge management environment. Furthermore, this research has also established that the portfolio of factors associated with perceptions of organisational success are different for the two groups of organisations. Thus, this research makes an important contribution to knowledge management theory by developing a unifying framework of critical success factors for knowledge management in financial service institutions. The practical implications of this study mean that managers can focus on the factors that make most impact on perceptions of organisational success
Stealth KM presents an innovative way to drive successful knowledge management initiatives in the public sector. Niall Sinclair, a well-known, former high-level official in the Canadian Government, proposes a technique that has been proven to work in his own governmental area of 20,000 employees, and that enables executives and professionals, especially those in government and public institutions, to implement KM programs successfully.* Niall Sinclair is a well-known, former high-level official in the Canadian Government * Offers a new insider perspective on gaining buy-in for large scale KM projects * Contains case studies and research data from successful public-sector KM implementations world-wide
The ultimate intention of this work is to achieve a better understanding of how some critical factors for the successful application of knowledge management (KM) can effect on e-business in International companies. Besides, this study prepares a framework discriminating three dimensions of e-business: e-information,e-communication and e-workflow. KM covers an extensive range of usefulness and sustains various sets of activities and supposed that the KM success, are the Key Success Factors (KSFs) on the contributions of quality and quantity to the system. Therefore, to achieve the research objective, this work limits the field of investigation to that key success factors for KM, devoted to the formalization and the sharing of best practices and experiences within the organization and also examination of the influences and relationships between KSF and e-business. The outcomes confirm positive relationships between all five KFS parameters but there is a lack of leadership. Moreover, there are highly positive relationships among the three dimensions of e-business. At last, the KFS has a significant effect on e-business as well.
Indigenous knowledge is the local knowledge that is unique to a given culture or society. It is used at the local level for decisions related with agriculture and household products protection, human health, natural resources management and other vital activities. However, today many of these indigenous knowledge and techniques are at risk of extinction because of the rapidly changing natural environments and fast increase in socioeconomic and political changes on a global scale. Most indigenous knowledge that used for pest managements are mostly cost effective and environment friendly unlike chemical pesticides. Thus indigenous knowledge and techniques needs to be identified, standardized, adapted, adopted and produced in the large-scale. In view of this, the book enlightens the current collected information from Dire Dawa Administration (Eastern Ethiopia) on key pest animals and indigenous knowledge and techniques used for these pests'' management. Particularly, in the book the socioeconomic background of local community, the type of key pest animals and products damaged by them and indigenous knowledge and techniques used for these pests management were presented in detail.
In this book Dr. Michael Stankosky, founder of the first doctoral program in knowledge management, sets out to provide a rationale and solid research basis for establishing Knowledge Management (KM) as an academic discipline. While it is widely known that Knowledge is the driver of our knowledge economy, Knowledge Management does not yet have the legitimacy that only rigorous academic research can provide. This book lays out the argument for KM as a separate academic discipline, with its own body of knowledge (theoretical constructs), guiding principles, and professional society. In creating an academic discipline, there has to be a widely accepted theoretical construct, arrived at by undergoing scholarly scientific investigation and accompanying rigor. This construct becomes the basis for an academic curriculum, and proven methodologies for practice. Thus, the chapters in this book bridge theory and practice, providing guiding principles to those embarking on or evaluating the merits of a KM program. As a methodology itself for undertaking the development of a body of knowledge, a KM Research Map was developed to guide scholars, researchers, and practitioners. This book presents this map, and showcases cutting-edge scholarship already performed in this nascent field by including the dissertation results of eleven KM scholar/practitioners.*First book to provide cutting-edge research from new scholars in Knowledge Management *Provides a rationale and research base for establishing knowledge management as an academic discipline*Research from the first doctoral program in knowledge management in North America, at George Washington University
In a situation where river basin development endeavors are undertaken in a complex socio-economic and biophysical settings and with different even conflicting interests, establishing and facilitating effective communication and knowledge sharing among different stakeholders is not only essential but has become a must. Communication and knowledge sharing among stakeholders working in rainwater management has a paramount importance for shared understanding. Although various rainwater management initiatives have been undertaken in Ethiopia in the last thirty years, there has been limited opportunity to share experience, to take valuable lessons and avoid duplication of efforts. This book is expected to give important highlights on the different challenges that stakeholders face to create a platform for shared understanding on basic concepts and practices of RWM. It also suggests different communication and knowledge sharing tools and approach to materialize effective knowledge sharing and joint learning. This book would specifically be useful to professionals that are working in the area of water management, innovation platforms, agricultural communication and knowledge management.
Authors focus on the Knowledge engineering base techniques with particle implementation of CommonKADS methodology to design Knowledge base erecruitment portal. To reduce the organizational expenses for advertisement with traditional media and also to promote the eHR based recruitments system. Because such knowledge based portal works effectively, it efficiently deals in applicant''s information as compare to traditional methods, media using by human resource departments for the selection of competent candidates. The main purpose of this work is to develop understanding about the CommonKADS methodology, its implementation, and KE (knowledge engineering) procedures for knowledge based portal (KBP). Authors provide here complete practical guidelines and procedure for the acquisition of knowledge to facilitate the KM (Knowledge Management).
Offshore software development outsourcing (OSDO) is an important paradigm in global software development. OSDO is a well known business strategy adopted by many organisations in developed countries by outsourcing their software development work to low-wages countries to get high quality software development at low cost. However, outsourcing is not a risk free business. Vendor organisations need to address a number of factors for successful outcomes of the outsourcing relationships. Knowledge sharing management (KSM)is one of the key area in outsourcing projects that is to be addressed by vendor organisations for successful outcomes. Systematic Literature Review (SLR) is based on a structured protocol, and is therefore, different from ordinary literature review. SLR provides in-depth, more thorough and comparatively unbiased results than ordinary literature review.Our findings reveal a number of critical success factors (CSFs), for vendor organisations in addressing the KSM activities. These CSFs are: face-to-face meetings, appropriate trainings, mutual trust, adoption of innovative technologies, language and cultural awareness and proper documentation.
Mental health is the overlooked and neglected dimension of public health around the world. Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the neglected mental health problems around the world. The problem is incurable, but some features can be modified and the quality of life can be improved if early diagnosis is done and different therapies are applied as soon as possible. Majority, 51.9 percent of health workers had rarely handled, 35.2 percent sometimes handled and 13 percent had not handled yet the Autistic child. Majority, 90.7 percent felt difficult and only 9.3 percent felt comfortable while diagnosing the case. Majority of the health workers, 79.6 percent knew that Autism Spectrum Disorder is a Developmental Disorder but they, 24.1 percent also rated mental retardation, 13 percent for form of psychosis, 7.4 percent for communicable disease, 3.7 percent for childhood schizophrenia as a meaning of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caretakers gave priority, 95.5 percent to make familiar to the child with others to manage the socialization problem of Autistic child. Some, 2.3 percent of caretakers also practiced to keep child isolated to manage the problem.
At present, bibliometric work provides the background for various and extended practical tasks. It is an established technique covering a wide array of knowledge. It has attracted scholars from different disciplines or their respective fields. Bibliometric Analysis of Knowledge Management examines the applications of Bibliometrics of literature on Knowledge Management and subsequent chapters provides with the details about the Knowledge Management and Bibliometrics as well. This distinct book is a valuable aid for knowledge management scholars and describing some of the characteristics of the literature published in the field of knowledge Management over the period of eight years, from 1999 to 2006, with a view to identify place, year, language and forms of document published. Moreover, this book acts as a guide on how to develop a bibliometric study with proper tools and techniques of analysis and interpretation.
This book deals with an exciting often overlooked area; the need to locate, maintain, manage, and share the knowledge of rural, Indigenous, and marginalized (RIM) communities globally. This knowledge globally is a valuable source for human prosperity and survival. Implicit within this is the need for respect and fair compensation to the communities that are the sources of this knowledge. Knowledge sharing is a two way street.
Knowledge has played a significant role on human activities. Data Mining is the process of knowledge discovery where knowledge is gained by analyzing the data store in very large repositories, which are analyzed from various perspectives and the result is summarized into useful information. Due to the importance of extracting knowledge/information from the large data repositories, data Mining has become a very important part of engineering affecting human life in various spheres directly or indirectly. Data Mining have various applications and these applications have enriched the various fields of human life including business, education, medical, scientific research, etc. Objective of this book is to discuss how the Data Mining technique is helpful in CRM so that necessary conclusion can be derived.
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Indigenous Knowledge can be considered as cultural knowledge in its broadest sense, including all of the social, political, economic and spiritual aspects of the local way of life. Such knowledge is embedded in a dynamic system in which spirituality, kinship, local politics and other factors are tied together and influences one another. The members’ of the indigenous people of Darimu District are managing forest resources in their entire social life cycle (from birth to death), for the sake of livelihood, cultural, economic and religious purposes using customary rules that emanated within their culture. The Scientific practices generally excludes the Humanistic perspective, whereas, Indigenous understanding assumes, a holistic View including language, culture, practices, spirituality, mythology, customs and even the social organization of the local communities.