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ERIC Number: EJ1034294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
The Limits of Knowledge Management in Contemporary Corporate Conditions
Garrick, John
International Journal of Learning and Change, v7 n3-4 p141-155 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 failures to reveal serious deficiencies in integrity at work, the changing nature of contemporary working relationships, knowledge management and fashionable new approaches to organisational learning. The paper deploys Lyotard's "performativity theory" to examine how people in commercial enterprises may often define "knowledge", how this is transferred and how, in turn, managing this knowledge affects working relationships, learning and change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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