Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations

Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations

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In the new millennium, the competence of most organizations will depend on innovative deployment of new technologies for effectively managing knowledge networks for organizational performance. Many such "virtual" organizations using information and knowledge as their fundamental bases are redefining the "reality" of the traditional "brick-and-mortar" economy. In the process, they are also posing challenges and opportunities by redefining traditional thinking about industries, organizations, competition, products, services, technologies, people and economy. Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations is a compilation of innovative and interesting theories, case studies and best practices, information and communication technologies, methodologies, methods and measures that relate to the topics of knowledge management and new organization forms such as virtual organizations.

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Twenty essays present current research on knowledge management as related to effective design of new organization forms. The first section of the book covers frameworks, models, analyses, case studies and research on the integration of knowledge management within virtual organizations, virtual teams and virtual communities of practice. Themes covered in this section include business model innovation; design of virtual organization forms; net-based models; techniques for enabling knowledge capture, sharing and transfer; and collaboration and competition at intra- and inter-organizational levels. The focus of the second half is on key success factors that are important for realizing virtual models of business transformation. Topics include the role of organizational control systems, the role of internal and external employees and customers in creation of organizational knowledge, and information quality issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., c2000
ISBN: 9780585291895
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iii, 390 p.) : ill


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