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Garrick, John – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2014
This paper draws on Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard's (1984) seminal study "The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge" to reflect on two macro-level catastrophes: the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2009 (and its continuing effects throughout the Eurozone and elsewhere) and Fukushima. These two case studies probe aspects of these grand…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Postmodernism, Commercialization, Case Studies
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Mergel, Ines; Lazer, David; Binz-Scharf, Maria Christina – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
Knowledge is essential for the functioning of every social system, especially for professionals in knowledge-intensive organisations. Since individuals do not possess all the work-related knowledge that they require, they turn to others in search for that knowledge. While prior research has mainly focused on antecedents and consequences of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Laboratories, Knowledge Management, Sharing Behavior
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Kasper, Helmut; Muhlbacher, Jurgen; Muller, Barbara – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
In dealing with Knowledge Management (KM) literature, we have to diagnose three essential points: first, we have detected a lack of comprehensive theoretical models based on "grand theories", secondly, we have discovered an overemphasis of "good" values, like openness and trust, that help organisations to learn. And thirdly, we have to recognise…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Social Systems, Models, Corporations