Knowledge Management Foundations

Knowledge Management Foundations

by Steve Fuller
     
 

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'Knowledge Management Foundations' is just what it claims, the first a ttempt to provide a secure intellectual footing for the myriad of prac tices called "knowledge management." A breath of fresh air from the us ual KM gurus, Fuller openly admits that the advent of KM is a mixed bl essing that often amounts to the conduct of traditional management by subtler means

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'Knowledge Management Foundations' is just what it claims, the first a ttempt to provide a secure intellectual footing for the myriad of prac tices called "knowledge management." A breath of fresh air from the us ual KM gurus, Fuller openly admits that the advent of KM is a mixed bl essing that often amounts to the conduct of traditional management by subtler means. However, Fuller's deep understanding of both the histor y of management theory and knowledge production more generally enables him to separate the wheat from the chaff of the KM literature.

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"Knowledge Management Foundations provides a much sought after intellectual platform for thinking about the management and development of knowledge in private and public organizations. He has created a reconstructive critique of Knowledge Management that goes far outside of the borders of traditional writing on the topic. This book offers a straightforward and major policy program for universities and corporations alike in thinking about their most valuable resource: knowledge. Managers on all levels should read this book, as should philosophers and sociologists of science who want to know about the ongoing real-world applications of their ideas. Fuller's book will become a classic."
—Tomas Hellström
Fellow at the Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology
Stockholm School of Economics and Chalmers University of Technology

"Steve Fuller has written a book that finally takes a critical look at the guru-hype that passes for Knowledge Management (KM). Fuller points out that prior work is so ridiculous that universities are now classified as the 'dumb organizations' and any McDonald's franchise is a 'smart' one. We are witnessing the deskilling of the knowledge worker, and the McDonaldization of the university. As Steve puts it, there is no 'free lunch' in cyberspace. This book will set the KM field upside down, where it belongs."
—David Boje
Editor of Journal of Organizational Change Management and TAMARA: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750673655
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/10/2001
Series:
KMCI Press Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Originally trained in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, he is best known for his research program of "social epistemology," which he has developed in a journal and seven books, including Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times (Chicago, 2000). Fuller has spoken in 25 countries and his work has been published in nine languages.

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