The Management of knowledge resources within private organisations: some European "better practice" illustrations

Federica Ricceri, James Guthrie, Rodney Coyte

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Abstract

National economies have rapidly moved from their industrial economic base and shifted towards a knowledge base, in which wealth creation is associated with the ability to develop and manage knowledge resources (KR)(see, among others, MER/TUM, 2002; EC, 2006). Several national and international institutions have produced various Intellectual Capital (IC) frameworks and guidelines (e.g. MER/TUM, 2002; SKE, 2007; EC, 2006) to guide in the management, measurement and reporting of IC. However, there appear to be few studies of private company practices (Guthrie & Ricceri, 2009). The above informed the following two research questions of our study: (1) In what ways, did the private companies express their strategy and the role of KR within it? (2) What tools, including 'inscription devices', were used for understanding and managing KR within a specific organisation? This chapter answers these questions by providing illustrations of KR and their management in practice in a variety of private companies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge management for process, organizational and marketing innovation
Subtitle of host publicationtools and methods
EditorsEmma O'Brien, Seamus Clifford, Mark Southern
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherInformation Science Reference
Pages36-61
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781615208296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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