Building the knowledge map: an industrial case study

Authors: Kim, Suyeon; Suh, Euiho; Hwang, Hyunseok

Source: Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 7, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 34-45(12)

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Abstract:

Recently, research interest in knowledge management has grown rapidly. Much research on knowledge management is conducted in academic and industrial communities. Utilizing knowledge accumulated in an organization can be a strategic weapon to acquire a competitive advantage. Capturing and representing knowledge is critical in knowledge management. This paper proposes a practical methodology to capture and represent organizational knowledge. The methodology uses a knowledge map as a tool to represent knowledge. We explore several techniques of knowledge representation and suggest a roadmap with concrete procedures to build the knowledge map. A case study in a manufacturing company is provided.

Keywords: Knowledge Management; Knowledge Mapping; Knowledge Processes

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13673270310477270

Publication date: May 7, 2003

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