International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 7 (6), 2007 – interesting articles

[German title: The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6 (7), 2007 – interessante Artikel]

Gina Kuo and Jeremy Wu
Knowledge Management in a Major Construction Firm in Taiwan: A Case Study- Examining the Impacts of KM Initiatives within the Firm pp.1-16

Abstract: This paper addresses knowledge management (KM) in a project management organisation through a case study.
The case study organisation is a small-medium sized Taiwanese-owned construction company (staff size of approximately 50) with an annual turnover of approximately TWD50 (AUD$1.85) billion. Approximately one half of the company comprised project-related staff (e.g. construction project management, project documentation, estimation, procurement, and design), while the other comprised administrative and business-related staff (e.g. office administration and management, business development, and finance and accounting). …

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Project Management, Cross-Project Learning, Case Study, Construction Organisation

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Juha Makinen
Interplay between the Culture of the FDF and the Knowledge Management Field pp.75-86

Abstract: The interaction between the global field of the evolving knowledge management and the local culture of the Finnish Defence Forces is examined. The analysis shows how the generations (i.e. “waves”) of knowledge management have influenced the practices of the Finnish Defence Forces. Through the progressively inquiring officer students of the Senior Staff Officer Course, the Finnish National Defence College plays a role in the implementation process of the competence strategy of the Finnish Defence Forces. The inquiring students have shown in a practical manner how the new kind of practical activity is the wished final outcome of the education in the Finnish National Defence College. During the progressive inquiries “static”, “mechanic” and “aligned” military organizations turned out to be more dynamic, organic and misaligned, but potentially aligned by the decentralized human actors of our networked reality.

Keywords: Generations of the Knowledge Management

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