Organizing Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organization Effectiveness

Organizing Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organization Effectiveness

by Patrick Lambe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843342274
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Patrick Lambe is a widely respected knowledge management consultant based in Singapore. His Master’s degree from University College London is in Information Studies and Librarianship, and he has worked as a professional librarian, as a trainer and instructional designer, and as a business manager in operational and strategic roles. He has been active in the field of knowledge management and e-learning since 1998, and in 2002 founded his own consulting and research firm, Straits Knowledge, with a partner. He is former President of the Information and Knowledge Society, and is Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Patrick speaks and writes internationally on knowledge management, and has conducted a number of taxonomy projects, usually as an integral part of larger knowledge management initiatives. He is the author of The Blind Tour Guide: Surviving and Prospering in the New Economy (Times, 2002). His knowledge management writings are posted at

Table of Contents

Defining our terms
Taxonomies can take many forms
Taxonomies and infrastructure for organisational effectiveness
Taxonomies and activities for organisational effectiveness
Taxonomies and knowledge management
What do we want our taxonomies to do?
Preparing for a taxonomy project
Designing your taxonomy
Implementing your taxonomy
The future of taxonomy work

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