Explaining the diffusion of knowledge management: The role of fashion
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Explaining the diffusion of knowledge management: The role of fashion. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 12 (1). pp. 3-12. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
This paper pro,ides evidence on the emergence and diffusion of the discourse of knowledge management. A Literature review of the knowledge management and learning organization Literatures demonstrates the lack of learning from one discourse to another and major differences in the concerns and issues that they address. At the same time, evidence on the level of interest in each discourse shows a tendency towards a normal curve distribution. Analytically, these findings suggest that the widespread diffusion of know ledge management might be explained in terms of the management fashion model. However, further consideration of the professionally-differentiated appropriation of knowledge management concepts by the information systems and human resource communities suggests that the fashion model provides only a partial explanation for the observed diffusion of knowledge management.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||March 2001|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-12|
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