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.
Diabetes mellitus is a complex disease requiring extensive strategies for effective management. Self-management of diabetes can be expensive and challenging for low-income patients. Current diabetes education and management programs largely target persons with higher levels of formal education and incomes. Kemper, Savage, Niederbaumer, and Anthony (2005) explored differences in knowledge about diabetes among low-income persons who had varying levels of formal education. The present study proposes to extend Kemper et al.’s study to examine the predictive relationship between diabetes self-management knowledge and level of formal education on depressive symptoms in low-income persons with diabetes mellitus. Results may guide nurses in designing effective diabetic education for low income persons who have varying degrees of depression symptoms and varying degrees of diabetes self-management knowledge.
Local knowledge (LK) contributed to the conservation and management of natural resources through belief systems and cultural norms that were expressed in traditions and myths. The environment was understood through a close interaction between people and their natural resources and judicious measures were taken to ensure resource sustainability. The survival of LK is being threatened by various interacting factors that do not promote its utilization and transmission. This was observed in a study done in Marange Communal Area, in Eastern Zimbabwe. The main objective was to assess the survival of socio-cultural beliefs and local knowledge about management of natural resources in a community that has been affected by HIV/AIDS as seen through changing family structures. Data was collected through questionnaire interviews, household surveys and observations of the physical environment. People’s perceptions of local knowledge differ which has affected its use in conserving natural resources. Resource depletion, marketing and formal education threaten survival of LK, but its erosion is lessened by community social networks. It is important to document LK for future generations.
The best thinking and actions in the fast-moving arena of collaboration and knowledge management The New Edge in Knowledge captures the most practical and innovative practices to ensure organizations have the knowledge they need in the future and, more importantly, the ability to connect the dots and use knowledge to succeed today. Build or retrofit your organization for new ways of working and collaboration by using knowledge management Adapt to today's most popular ways to collaborate such as social networking Overcome organization silos, knowledge hoarding and «not invented here» resistance Take advantage of emerging technologies and mobile devices to build networks and share knowledge Identify what can be learned from Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon to make firms and people smarter, stronger and faster Straightforward and easy-to-follow, this is the resource you'll turn to again and again to get-and stay-in the know. Plus, the book is filled with real-world examples – the case studies and snapshots of how best practice companies are achieving success with knowledge management. Praise for The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management is Changing the Way We Do Business “You may think you know knowledge management, but this is new—how knowledge initiatives can incorporate social media, mobile technologies, and learning, for example. This book integrates the new knowledge management with the best of the old, such as communities of practice and measurement. KM still matters, and this book tells you why.” —Thomas H. Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College «Over the last decade, knowledge management has emerged as a key success factor for the modern corporation, driven by tremendous advances in business analytics. This book studies the best practices in knowledge management and how leadership companies are applying them today.» —Virginia M. Rometty, Senior Vice President and Group Executive Sales, Marketing and Strategy, IBM “APQC has been on the leading edge of knowledge management for almost two decades. O’Dell and Hubert have captured those best practices and created a road map to transform the way people work. Reap the benefits of their experience.” —C. Jackson Grayson, Chairman and Founder, APQC and co-author of If Only We Knew What We Know “The New Edge in Knowledge is a useful how-to manual that takes best practice sharing and organizational capability building to the next level: Web 2.0, social networking, mobility, and communities of practice. National and international examples show how companies can create strategic alignment and systematic management to transfer knowledge rapidly and effectively.” —Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good «What has made our KM program strong is sticking to the fundamentals– that's exactly what this book outlines. It provides trusted advisor guidance on how any company or organization can take the concrete steps to create and implement a world class KM strategy.» —Dan Ranta, Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips “Carla O'Dell and Cindy Hubert have written an amazingly down to earth, useful and practical book on knowledge management and its importance to modern business. Starting with the distinction between information and knowledge, they provide a viewpoint that leaves IT in the dust. Read it to prepare for tomorrow's world!” —A. Gary Shilling, President, A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc. “
Over the past few years, there has been overwhelming trends of attaining formal management education, especially so in the developing countries. Consequently it gave rise to mushrooms of management institutes and universities all over the world. Despite this abundance of advance knowledge of management, the developing societies have not been able to manage their affairs proficiently in any field, may it be financial management, material means, human resource, agriculture, modern knowledge, organizational performance or misfortunes like poverty, natural disasters, accidents and fatal diseases etcetera. This book encompasses the highlights of disconnects between modern knowledge of management and its applications in the underdeveloped and developing societies. Till the time, people and knowledge are mutually connected for practices in real terms, management pursuits remain only theories, thus short of achieving the desired objectives. The societies, therefore, need to transform this knowledge of contemporary management into its application form especially for the middle and lower management. The readers from societies similar to those in Pakistan would find it rather more useful.
A Knowledge Management System is an integrated multifunctional software framework that supports all main knowledge management and knowledge processing activities, such as capturing, organising, classifying, understanding, debugging, editing, finding, retrieving, disseminating, transferring and sharing knowledge. This book provides an ontology based knowledge management solution for Software Risk Management (SRM). In this book, the knowledge of Software Risk Management is visualized through SRM Ontology (SRMONTO). Emphasizing the profound importance of risk management in the IT industry, an e-learning tool to educate potential software engineers is described in this book. An ontology based web service described in this book is used to analyze a project, product or service based on the factors, relationships and constraints that constitute the respective project, product or service. Its main goal is to provide project analysts with a web service, to aid them in identifying and assessing the risks involved in the project, allowing them to plan for avoiding risks, and controlling and monitoring risk. The targeted audience for this book is students and software engineers.
This book discussion about Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK): Agro-Forest System at Communities From Various Ethnic Group and Model of Problem-Solving Farm Management in Regency of Pesawaran, Province of Lampung depicting forest and agriculture management model with agro-forest system. Management model Agro-forest system in this book depicting integrity between scientific knowledge with local knowledge. This book giving technical solution in managing agro-forest system done by community.
Traditional knowledge has only recently touched the scientific chord of western academic knowledge. More and more researchers today are rotating towards it not only to fill gaps in existing societal knowledge but also to find original knowledge concepts and viewpoints for application in an up to date context. Since tribal groups and indigenous or local have lived within their local environments since time immemorial it is obvious that they do acquire a rich knowledge about nature. Hence, research on nature and environments is enriched by incorporating traditional knowledge of local indigenous or tribal people. Traditional knowledge finds echoes in some of the current philosophy of disaster management. I wrap up that traditional knowledge of traditional local or indigenous groups all over the world not only desires to be recognized, conserved and humdrum but also is to be incorporated into efforts to formulate effective disaster management strategies.
Today, one of the most important challenges in customer knowledge management (CKM) is to know customer’s profile and buying pattern. It is very difficult to know why a customer buy or do not buy a product. Knowing a customer’s buying pattern and capturing this patterns gives opportunity to the top management of a company to make strategic planning, marketing strategies and decisions in meeting customers’ need and interests in order to maximize profit for the company. But the problem is how you are going to ask your customers what they like before they enter you online shop? it is impossible to ask all the customers about their interests and then you change your online shop according to their interests and exhibit the products that they will probably buy. Nowadays, no one has free time to answer survey and even if they have free time, they do not like to talk about their interests with strangers. So how can we know about our customers’ interests? This book will guide you toward a very successful technique that will help you to know your customers much better.
The official study guide for the Workforce Management Technology Certification, containing core knowledge for time and labor management The worldwide standard for the time and labor management technology profession, Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge is the official guide to the Workforce Asset Management Certification. Establishing a common lexicon within the profession for talking about workforce management and systems, this essential guide is designed to establish a body of generally accepted and applicable practices and standards within the industry. Includes contributions from leaders in the field Covers everything from vendor and product selection, to implementation planning and execution, system design, testing and change control, financial analytics, fundamentals of scheduling people against workload and skill sets, and how to use these systems to manage labor costs and productivity Body of knowledge is focused on workers and technologies for every industry and every type of employer Designed around timekeeping and labor scheduling technologies With contributions from leaders in the field, this book expertly covers the knowledge, practices, regulations, and technologies within the domain of workforce management systems. It provides the body of knowledge for managing a workforce using time and attendance systems, labor scheduling, productivity, staffing budgets, workforce software applications, or data, compensation and benefits for payroll and human resources.
On 21 March 1996, Eritrea acceded to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Eritrean Department of the Environment has prepared a number of documents as part of implementing the CBD, particularly Articles 6, 7 and 26 thereof. Visibly underemphasized or often absent in these documents, however, is the preservation of traditional knowledge of the Eritrean community. Traditional medicine is a centuries-old practice in Eritrea and there are thousands of traditional medicinal practitioners. Nevertheless, Eritrean traditional medicinal knowledge has not yet been the subject of national policy/legal instruments or programs. This book discusses whether the existing national laws, policies and related instruments and institutions in Eritrea have provisions and implementing tools necessary for protecting the nation’s wealth of indigenous medicinal knowledge. It attempts to analyze the legal and institutional issues with regards to the protection of indigenous medicinal wisdom. It recommends steps that need to be taken to fulfill Eritrea’s commitments under the CBD with regards to the sustainable management of traditional medicinal knowledge.
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.
For knowledge-intensive life insurance industry, KM can be a tool of competitive advantage in country like India, where there is a huge market potential. This book aims to understand the KM practices followed in various private life insurance companies compared to the government owned and oldest life insurer in the country – Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). The work is based on a sample comprising of 03 private life insurance companies and 01 public sector LIC. The KM practices are evaluated using MIT90s framework and Hansen, Nohria, and Tierney’s Knowledge Strategy Model of Codification versus Personalization. The work empirically shows that private life insurance companies’ perform well on all dimensions of KM compared to LIC; however, no insurance company follows codification and personalization knowledge strategy as envisaged by Hansen, Nohria, and Tierney’s model. There is huge scope of KM implementation in insurance industry in India.
The purpose of this study is to discover the role of social knowledge management enabler such as managerial support and empowerment in product development. This research study explores the concept of dynamic capabilities and how it is basically formed by the combination of knowledge generation, knowledge integration, and knowledge configuration. Present research study also focuses on the product organizations. The importance of knowledge management is very well understood by the companies in Pakistan, they know that the knowledge management process, if effectively processed in an organization, helps in the development of products. This study confirms that dynamic capabilities generate product competences, which respectively distinguish a firm’s product development efforts from competitors. This study enhances the companies’ progress and other activities regarding organizational strategies and organizational learning as well as product development activities.
Many organizations fail to implement their strategies due to the inability of stakeholders in addressing the problems associated with strategy implementation. These problems are solved by this book through the development of a knowledge management metrics model. The model was identified and grouped separately into M1 for strategy implementation measurement and M2 for organizational knowledge process measurement towards Strategy Implementation Success’s (SIS) achievement. M1 and M2 are displayed in M3 with nine quadrants of organizational situation describing the reflection of the success achievement against the organizational performance. A quantitative statistical analysis and arithmetic calculation were performed to validate the model and mapped M1 and M2 into the organizational situation. The overall results are positive, indicating the appropriateness of the model. Hence, this book can be used to guide HEIs management in measuring the performance of their strategy implementation and diagnosing their organizational situation.