A Critical Review of Knowledge Management as a Management Tool

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Journal of Knowledge Management Emerald Article: A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool Maria Mårtensson Article information: To cite this document: Maria Mårtensson, (2000),"A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4 Iss: 3 pp. 204 - 216 Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13673270010350002 Downloaded on: 23-04-2012 References: This document contains references to 78 other documents Citations: This document has been cited by 18 other documents To copy this document: permissions@emeraldinsight.com This document has been downloaded 12944 times. Access to this document was granted through an Emerald subscription provided by…show more content…
The author Maria Martensson is a PhD student in the Stockholm Ê University School of Business, Stockholm, Sweden. Keywords Knowledge management, Knowledge, Strategy Abstract Over the past several years there have been intensive discussions about the importance of knowledge management within our society. The management of knowledge is promoted as an important and necessary factor for organisational survival and maintenance of competitive strength. To remain at the forefront organisations need a good capacity to retain, develop, organise, and utilise their employees ' capabilities. Knowledge and the management of knowledge appear to be regarded as increasingly important features for organisational survival. Explores knowledge management with respect to its content, its definition and domain in theory and practice, its use and implications, and to point out some problems inherent in the concept. The main contribution of this paper is an extensive literature survey on knowledge management. Electronic access The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at http://www.emerald-library.com Journal of Knowledge Management Volume 4 . Number 3 . 2000 . pp. 204±216 # MCB University Press . ISSN 1367-3270 204 A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool Maria Martensson Ê Journal of Knowledge Management Volume 4 . Number 3 . 2000 . 204±216 another relabelling in the ceaseless flow of fashionable
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