`This body of knowlege should be of interest to human resource management specialists. ...[and] to those who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of corporate learning and what a learning organisations is. Indeed, [it]... will appeal ...to academics as it offers a useful introduction ....and offers some pointers for devising human resource management strategies' - Peter Trim, University of London, British Academy of Management News `Drs Richard C Huseman and Jon P Goodman set forth a strategic model for conceptualizing and leveraging knowledge that is invaluable for executives who want to capture, share, and leverage the power of knowledge assets.' - Thomas Sattelberger, Corpora

The Evolution of Corporate Learning

The evolution of corporate learning

Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportional to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when 1 know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better.

—Mark Van Doren

For the better part of this decade, terms such as knowledge management, learning organizations, and intellectual capital have gained increasingly in popularity and interest. But the question is, Haven't businesses always valued knowledge? The answer is, of course they have. Henry Ford certainly placed a great premium on the cadres of young engineers who designed his manufacturing systems. And knowledge management never rang more true than when scientific management was implemented in organizations. The changing nature of knowledge ...

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