—Professor John S. Edwards, Executive Dean, Aston Business School
"Since the first Knowledge Management Handbook was published in 1999, "social" has become part of everyone’s life – virtual interactions with relatives and friends, as well as collaborative efforts among teams of colleagues (at work or volunteer group efforts). The contributors to this volume are not concerned with institutions and organizations creating social networking opportunities for the sake of being "cool" and doing what the literature says other organizations (i.e., their competition) are doing. These are purposeful efforts making it possible and easy for individuals and teams of workers to share knowledge with one another. The cases highlighted in this second edition focus on how collaborative tools and knowledge sharing efforts facilitate goal achievement, often moving organizations in directions they had not thought to go before and pivoting more quickly than they’d been able to in the past. This ability to adapt to new situations and take advantage of opportunities as they arise is the penultimate goal of knowledge management (KM)."
—Barbie E. Keiser