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This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Technology and Knowledge Management
Technology and knowledge management

Knowledge has long been viewed as an asset that generates competitive advantages for today's organizations (Grant, 1996a, 1996b; Nonaka et al., 2000; Spender, 1996). Hence, the importance of managing knowledge and the need for organizations to build capabilities and capacities to do so are emphasized by many (Alavi and Leidner, 2001a; Murray, 2002). However, before long, people started to realize that not all knowledge can be captured, codified, and stored and the type of knowledge that is hard to articulate or document, what Polyani (1958) called tacit knowledge, may be more important for organizational success (Al-Hawamdeh, 2002; Bouthillier and Shearer, 2002; Brown and Duguid, 2001; Dougherty, 1999; Hildreth and Kimble, 2002; Hildreth et al., 1999; Lubit, 2001; Miller, ...

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