AuthorSheridan, William Patterson
Local subject classificationknowledge work
personal knowledge management
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CitationHOW TO THINK LIKE A KNOWLEDGE WORKER 2008,
DescriptionA guide to the mindset needed to perform competent knowledge work.
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Reinventing the wheel of LIS education in India for managing knowledge in the knowledge eraRao, Shivarama; Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S. (School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, 2006)The fast changing environment fueled by technology has caused a paradigm shift in the library and information science profession. While the traditional roles of the library and information professional in providing access to information continues to be important, the responsibilities of this group have extended beyond providing just access to helping in utilizing info in the right context at the right time. 'Knowledge' is considered to be the most valuable resource in organizations today. This implies not just access to info contained in documents but also implicit knowledge gained through human experience. Information professionals need to view themselves as performance support professionals.
Knowledge strategy and its influence on knowledge organizationKasten, Joseph; Tennis, Joseph T. (dLIST, 2007)Knowledge strategy is the set of guidelines that shape the decisions that an organization makes regarding the acquisition, storage, manipulation, and application of its knowledge base. The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the influence knowledge strategy has on the manner in which an organizationâ s knowledge is organized. Using semi-structured interviews of upper level executives from various industries, relationships are established between certain characteristics of knowledge strategy types (e.g. proactive or reactive knowledge acquisition) and the organization of knowledge within the organization. Results indicate that certain aspects of a knowledge strategy are linked to certain approaches to knowledge organization, though organizational characteristics such as structure and industry type also play a major role.
Cultural Knowledge and Resources: Three Studies on the Role of Cultural Knowledge in ConsumptionWeinberger, Michelle (The University of Arizona., 2009)Resources (natural, economic, social, and cultural) that people rely on for support are sources of power for social and economic actors, including consumers, households, and firms. Resources are created in the interaction of two component parts: cultural knowledge and latent materials. Human actors need to apply appropriate cultural knowledge to latent material (objects, experiences, and potential relationships) in order for them to be converted into resources; cultural knowledge needs to be applied to latent materials to render them meaningful and useful. In this sense, agency and power, one's ability to act in the world, rest not only in resources but also in these underlying components. As such, there is ample motivation for marketers to study and understand not only resources, but also the role of cultural knowledge as an activator in contemporary society.The introductory chapter conceptually develops the thesis that cultural knowledge governs the successful activation and use of latent materials to generate resources. Since understanding cultural knowledge is so important, the introduction then motivates three separate empirical studies on the dynamic role of cultural knowledge in consumers' lives. Each focuses on either how cultural knowledge is (1) accumulated by individual consumers post socialization, (2) deployed by individual consumers, or (3) deployed through collective consumption. Each empirical study is a self-contained project with its own theoretical development and contribution to the marketing and sociology literature, yet each contributes to an overall theoretical understanding of cultural knowledge.