Knowledge Management & Knowledge Transfer

A couple of basic introductory articles from KnowledgeBoard:

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships are a key tool in allowing SMEs to grow without having the necessary resources and expertise already in place. But at a time when the creative industries are the UK’s fastest growing sector, there are a number of barriers that make it difficult for these SMEs to take advantage. Pam Tatlow, chair of university think-tank Million , looks at the challenges to be overcome when engaging SMEs in KT partnerships – especially in the creative industries. Plugging University of Wolverhampton KTP schemes.
  • Described the differences between knowledge management systems and content management systems (eg KM data is more granular and updated more frequently than CMS), and shows why true KM capabilities are so vital to compete in today’s markets – eg through capture and exploitation of tacit knowledge. Organisations need to embrace a more fluid capture/route/convert workflow and be able to cohesively measure the entire process from within one KMS. Plugging InQuira systems.

About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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