Inside Knowledge Magazine /Knowledge Management Magazine Archive
Volume 1 Issue 6
A Strategic Imperative - Knowledge Management in the Aerospace Industry
Rebecca O. Barclay and Thomas E. Pinelli, Ph.D. draw on a 10 year study carried out at Boeing into the large commercial aircraft sector. They examine how knowledge can be used for competitive advantage in this risk intensive industry concentrating on the research, development and production aspects of new aircraft.
Many companies like to think that they share information, that they are democratic, but if one examines the information that is shared we find that so much of it is irrelevant, too specialized, or just plain impenetrable dross. Neil Svensen, Rufus Leonard, examines how to get about becoming a real information revolutionary, a benficiary of the huge changes in the way we can communicate and share knowledge rather than someone who is left out in the cold?
J. Seely Brown and Paul Duguid focus on three issues relating to the organisation of knowledge. They consider some of the contradictory features of knowledge; how it can be intangible, sticky and leaky at the same time concluding that we should be looking to combine the material with the virtual world to succeed with organising knowledge.
Six techniques for better matching, filtering and profiling stored knowledge
One of the negative side effects of the knowledge society is information overload - giving users too much information for the human mind to understand, process and act upon. Chris Knowles and Dr. Innes Ferguson examine six ways in which computer processing tools can use artificial intelligence to identify and retrieve relevant information.
The ecology of a sustainable knowledge program
'prince who is not himself wise cannot be wisely advised.'
This article aims to establish some principles and guidelines for creating a sustainable and balanced knowledge programme. David Snowden identifies some of the key issues that must be undertaken over the course of a knowledge programme. He concludes that knowledge is an organic rather than mechanistic model, and can only truly be achieved through the creation of trust, a vital prerequisite of knowledge exchange.
The Evolving Role of Knowledge Management in Medicine
Bryan Bergeron, MD at MGH Critical Care examines how knowledge management has a key role to play in the practice and management of modern medicine.