`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
Chapter 6: The Emergence and Growth of the Knowledge Economy
The Emergence and Growth of the Knowledge Economy
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
What is Knowledge?
Scholars since Socrates have wrestled with this question. Even when the question is limited to the context of knowledge in the world of business, answering it comprehensively exceeds the scope of this book and, most likely, the patience of the reader. Still, it is worthwhile to spend some time constructing a working definition of knowledge for two reasons. First and foremost, managers must begin to grapple with the complexity of knowledge because deciding what it is (and what it is not!) is the first step to harnessing its power. Thomas ...