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Researchers in management look at knowledge management in thecontexts of industries and sectors, religion and national culture, and the universality of thesocialization-externalization-combination-internalization (SECI) model. The topics include previous research on knowledge managementin various contexts, cross-cultural knowledge management in collaborative academic research, Buddhist perspectives on knowledgemanagement, knowledge management case studies in Mexico, on the complexity of knowledge management given the tacitness of knowledgein organizations, and tensions and extensions in knowledge integration and disintegration.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This innovative Handbook aims to examine whether there is a need to adapt and widen our understanding of knowledge management. A common definition of knowledge management is taken as the starting point for discussions on its relevance in various contexts, such as Buddhist organizations, law firms, the army and indigenous organizations. Moreover, the universality of Ikujiro Nonaka's ideas on knowledge management is explored, and some alternative definitions are suggested. This book will appeal to academics and students of business and management, business administration, sociology and organizational behavior. Practitioners, managers and business-owners will also find this an invaluable resource.