`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

Charting the Knowledge Path a Survey of America's Largest Companies

Charting the knowledge path a survey of America's largest companies

The improvement of the understanding is for two ends; first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

—John Locke

In January 1998, the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California released its study, “Knowledge Organizations: Their Emergence and Impact on Corporate Education and Training.” (The authors were the principal investigators of the research.) The results of that study, which was undertaken with Chicago-based market researcher OmniTech Consulting Group, indicate that the notion of a knowledge organization is just beginning to take hold in American corporations.

This chapter will focus on our major research findings. Although presenting such ...

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